This job is no longer available.
You can set-up an email alert notification when similar jobs are added to the website using the button below.

Junior Category Manager - Suffolk - up to £28k

£26000 - £28000

Buying and Merchandising

East Anglia




Job Description

Category Manager - Suffolk - up to £28k - Unique Opportunity

Category Manager - Suffolk - up to £28k - Unique Opportunity. This a fantastic opportunity for individuals with Retail Category Management, Merchandising and/or Buying experience looking to move towards a career in Category Management. This is a newly created position in a dynamic and fast-growing team, you will have direct influence on the strategic direction and end to end delivery of your category.

Within this Category Manager role you will:

  • Accountability and timely management of promotional activity for category; ensuring margin is maintained and improved, working with suppliers to ensure in line with seasonal trends.

  • Responsibility for the creation and delivery of annual sales and turnover budget for category - ongoing monitoring, analysis and reporting of performance vs budget making recommendations where possible.

  • Pro-actively work with new and existing suppliers on new product development, placing and branding ensuring in line with operational requirements. Ongoing and ad-hoc reviews to identify risks and opportunities, escalating and taking action where required.

  • Working closely with internal and external stakeholders with regards to Marketing and Promotion of products, maintaining strong working relationships and communications to take advantage of new opportunities where possible.

  • Provide weekly summary of performance within areas of responsibility, relating to sales, stock, profit and promotions and markdown versus budget and last year.

  • Working closely with retail and supplier counterparts to reduce stock loss and wastage, ensuring the best commercially viable margin for products, in conjunction with company policies and procedures.

  • Ensuring Health and Safety standards and procedures are upheld both internally and externally; identifying and minimising risks; working with relevant internal teams regarding the auditing of suppliers accordingly

What qualities will you need for this Category Manager role?

  • Excellent inter-personal skills.

  • Previous experience within a Head Office Category Management, Merchandising or Buying position

  • Professional, organised, methodical and efficient.

  • Advanced Planning and analytical skills (advanced Excel skills).

  • Promotes personal credibility through working productively.

  • Works independently with effective time management.

  • To show a willingness to learn and self-develop.

If you have Category Manager, Merchandising and/or Buying experience and looking to move into a Category Management position, please get in touch today!


No jobs found