Role details

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Category Manager

Warwickshire   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Identify new opportunities for growth through NPD and market penetration
  • Add value to the overall business proposition

About Our Client

My Client has been in Distribution and Wholesale for over 80 years, they currently employ over 1,000 people and serve customers across multiple product areas.

Job Description

Job Function:

  • Lead your team to deliver road map goals for sales and profit targets
  • Identify new opportunities for growth through NPD and market penetration
  • Manage supplier relationships on a day to day basis
  • Add value to the overall proposition


  • Understand the market requirements explicitly allowing you to direct your team and portfolio to success
  • Lead NPD making sure the business is positioned as the market leader in developments and availability
  • Lead the successful launch of new products and concepts within your range. It is critical that the sales teams buy into the feasibility of the products, this needs to be supported by solid communication and sales tools. The price, range, and marketing messages need to be sold internally first
  • Ensure that product range is reviewed and challenged. Avoid unnecessary obsolescence and make inventory perform to target
  • Commercial acumen with a solid background of managing supplier relationships, pricing and inventory is essential to deliver sales and profit budget for your product category
  • Ensure your category fulfils it requirement to add customer value

Deliverables and KPI's:

  • Proposal for Category Strategy
  • Deliver all live and new projects to schedule
  • Achieve Sales and Profit Budget
  • NPD targets

The Successful Applicant

Characteristics & Experience:

  • Proven People Management Skills
  • Highly driven and target focused
  • Leader of people and projects
  • Strategic thinking
  • Desire to drive improvements and change
  • Organised and delivers to schedule
  • Strong commercial understanding
  • Experienced negotiator

What's on Offer

Competitive Salary and Package