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- Abitlity to deliver a category turn around
- Strong category manager experience required
About Our Client
My client is a leading business in the DIY sector
Manage suppliers and product ranges to reduce COGs, maximise gross profit through effective negotiation with suppliers in line with company expectations and optimise purchasing power from supply base
Manage the supply base and improve supplier performance levels e.g. OTIF and lead times. Ensure suppliers fully understand and meet service requirements.
Manage strategies to ensure product supply sustainability, mitigating risk and commercial exposure.
Implement and manage strategies to ensure consistency of product specification and supplier quality control procedures so that their products meet our quality & environmental standards
Through dialogue and consultation with the commercial teams: responsible for determining product range requirements, identifying new product opportunities and preparing annual pricing strategies
Negotiate and in liaison with key players deliver special offer schemes, promotions/NPD.
Manage KPI's to monitor financial and other product performance targets and initiate action plans to ensure these targets are met
Develop key interfaces of internal customer relationships to enhance Company performance
Manage Supply and SKU Base to optimise levels to deliver objectives
Develop effective working relationship with international sourcing teams to achieve objectives
Develop effective working relationships with Logistics to deliver the most cost effective route to market.
Liaise / negotiate with suppliers and key internal interfaces to manage stock provisions and SRNs to ensure Working capital targets are met
Report on the performance of product categories by producing management information reports
Monitor competitor activity to assess and evaluate position in the market place to realise and identify opportunities
Ensure compliance with Company policies and promote equality and business ethics
Ensure all negotiations and communications are transacted in accordance with the requirements of the Competition Act
The Successful Applicant
Candidate must be a strong product manager with good vision of the retail sector
What's on Offer
There is a market leading remuneration package on offer for this role