Category / Product Development Manager

Northern Based
Competitive Remuneration Package
04 Aug 2017
04 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category / Product Development Manager

Gift, Toy, Arts & Craft, Stationery, Licenced Goods

Northern Based

Competitive Remuneration Package

A fast growing and well-loved manufacturer, supplier and distributor of licenced products is now looking to add to their team a Category Manager / Product Development Manager. This business has seen fantastic growth over the years and are a key player in the industry. You will find their products in all major retailers across Grocers, High Street and Etail where they are a valued supplier. Most recently they have developed a new and exciting division where they have introduced a dedicated Designer and Buyer.

As Category Manager, you will be responsible for product sourcing and product development within the companies most successful product category. You will be responsible for creating commercial ranges and managing buying in costs and costs out, ensuring they cooperate with sales and own product margins. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Preparing quarterly range reviews
  • Managing and the control of vendor terms in line with company policy
  • Preparing weekly departmental reports with views of critical stages
  • Manage the output of the graphic design team
  • Work on shared management of brand approvals in line with licensor requirements
  • Travel to the Far East & Europe
  • Management of a team of three
  • Product sourcing and product development
  • Price negotiations

If you tick the majority of the below requirements you could be a fantastic fit for this position:

  • Must have experience working in the Stationery, Toy, Gift, Arts and Crafts or License products
  • Must have experience and knowledge of the Far East
  • Be involved with product sourcing and product development
  • Creation of commercial ranges
  • Negotiation and costing
  • Understanding of product compliance and QA 
  • Self- starter
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience working with major retailers
  • Passionate about product development and knowledgeable of the manufacturing process

On offer for this exciting opportunity is the chance to work for a fast growing and well-respected business in the consumer goods industry that offers fantastic progression opportunities and a competitive remuneration package.

If the above sounds like the perfect opportunity for you please send a copy of your up to date CV today. I look forward to hearing from you!

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