Category Manager

Coventry Permanent Hybrid working
  • Exciting opportunity for a strategic Category Manager
  • Fully remote role

About Our Client

Our client is a dynamic and rapidly growing organisation at the forefront of their industry sector, who are committed to delivering the highest quality products and services to their customer base. To support their growth, we looking for a passionate and results-driven Category Manager with a strong focus on Category Strategy Planning to join their Purchasing function.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Category Strategy Development: Create and implement category strategies to maximise growth, profitability, and market share. This includes market analysis, competitive intelligence, and identifying growth opportunities.
  • Product Portfolio Management: Oversee the entire life-cycle of products within your category, from conception to retirement. Optimise product assortment, pricing, and promotional strategies.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Collaborate with suppliers to negotiate terms, develop strategic partnerships, and ensure the availability of high-quality products.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, and other departments to align strategies and execute plans.
  • Data Analysis: Utilise data-driven insights to make informed decisions, continuously monitor category performance, and adjust strategies accordingly.
  • Market Trends: Stay updated on industry trends, competitor activities, and market dynamics to adapt strategies proactively.
  • Budget Management: Manage the category budget effectively to achieve revenue and margin goals.

The Successful Applicant

  • Ideally MCIPS qualified or equivalent
  • Proven experience in category management, with a focus on category strategy planning.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using data analysis tools and software.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment.
  • Self-motivated, organised, and detail-oriented.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment.
  • The chance to make a significant impact within a rapidly growing company.
  • Remote working with occasional travel to Head Office in Coventry
Lynn Campbell
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Phone number
+44 121 634 8814

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Direct Procurement
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Lynn Campbell
Consultant phone
+44 121 634 8814
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Job Nature
Hybrid working