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Category Manager (12 Month FTC)

Car allowance!

Buying and Merchandising

West Midlands




Job Description

Category Manager (12 Month FTC) - West Midlands - £35,000 / £38,000 Car allowance

Are you highly commercial with a strong background in Buying/Category Management within retail?

Are you an analytical thinker, with a passion for product and customers?

Our client is an industry leading specialist retailer. A customer focused business with a large portfolio and a vast range of products, they are looking for a commercially experienced Category Manager (12 Month FTC) to join their team!

So what does this Buyer/Category Manager (12 Month FTC) role involve?

* Range selection and implementation
* Visiting trade shows and showrooms
* Ability to negotiate effectively with suppliers ensuring maximum profitability
* Putting together initial allocations to centres and liaising with the Support Team for implementation
* Identifying opportunities to develop Own Brand/exclusive ranges and executing in stores
* Liaising with the store development team re fixtures and ranges for them to implement in new centres and refits
* Centre visits alongside merchandising colleagues to support in driving space productivity and profitability
* Briefing the Home Analyst on ad hoc

What qualities will you need for this Buyer/Category Manager (12 Month FTC) role?

* Previous buying experience in a retail environment
* Highly motivated, able to work autonomously and has a 'can do' attitude
* The ability to build good supplier relationships
* Excellent communication skills
* A team player
* Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel
* Confident in data analysis to identify opportunities

If you are an experienced Buyer/Category Manager and looking for your next challenge, please get in touch today!


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