Job Title
Category Manager (CS005768)
£30,000 - £40,000 PA (D.O.E)
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
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Bonus Scheme (subject to company performance) up to 10%

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This is a full-time, permanent position.

Our client, a fast growing technical distributor based on the outskirts of Marlow, is looking to recruit a Category Manager to achieve sales, net margin and rebate targets by delivering a compelling customer proposition, both online and in-store.

Duties of the role will include:

  • Managing the day-to-day business of your categories, ensuring sales, net margin and rebates are achieved, negotiating cost prices and margin support as required
  • Selecting, sourcing and negotiating comprehensive, compelling ranges which deliver competitive advantage
  • Identifying, negotiating and delivering incremental revenue, including additional funding for promotional activity and rebates
  • Carrying out daily competitor checks, stores and online
  • Ensuring POS and promotional changes are briefed in a timely manner
  • Developing and maintaining a keen awareness of the market at all times, anticipating product, price and new technology trends and seeking new opportunities to maintain a competitive edge
Special Requirements: 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a retail commercial role (essential)
  • Confident and assertive in decision making
  • A team player who is self-motivated, organised and has the ability to deliver to tight deadlines whilst multi-tasking
  • Highly numerate with a methodical approach to work
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills – realising the value of maintaining good working relationships with key contacts
  • Excellent computer skills - advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint