Role details

Category Manager

London   •   £45,000 - £50,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Category Manager Position With Our Reputable Client Based in London
  • Joining a Global Business, There Are Fantastic Opportunities to Progress

About Our Client

Based in the Catering and Hospitality sector our client runs a truly global business that is utilised by many different travel companies. Offering a diverse range of products and unique solutions has been key to success whilst also offering a variety of services and network solutions. With links to Travel Retail our client is always looking to develop passenger experiences and maximise customer satisfaction. Recognising the achievement of employees is a core philosophy of our client and they continually look to develop their team member's careers.

Job Description

The successful applicant will already have experience working within the Food Industry. The role will principally involve developing the existing products our client offers. It will also involve the numerous components of Category Management, for example, negotiating with Suppliers, working with Merchandising Teams and ensuring targets are met. Alongside these general responsibilities the role will include though is not limited to the following:

  • Designing new products in line with the needs of the customer
  • Identify industry trends that will aid growth and profit
  • Consistently meet KPIs
  • Use existing sales data to produce business strategy plans going forward
  • Product procurement
  • Identify merchandise requirements and finalise pricing structures to meet target and margin requirements.

The Successful Applicant

The candidate will need to fit into the client's company's culture of attention to detail and also have a very commercial acumen. Alongside experience in the Food Retail industry in relation to Category Management, Buying or Merchandising ideally candidates will be familiar with both travel retail and high street retail. In addition, the following traits are desirable:

  • Negotiation skills
  • An awareness of key retail competencies such as supply chain and marketing
  • Hardworking nature
  • Ability to overcome challenges
  • Driving Licence

What's on Offer

£35,000 Per Annum + Benefits

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