Category Buyer

Up to £55k plus excellent package
07 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Manager – up to £55,000 plus excellent package – Northampton


An excellent opportunity has arisen within a leading successful home improvement client who is seeking a category manager to join their dynamic and expanding team in Northampton to join their expanding team.


The successful category manager must have demonstrable experience of working in a category role for a leading retailer and possess a mix of commercial and category marketing skills. In the role you will lead a small team to develop and implement the category plans that will maximise sales, margin and customer satisfaction. Working closely with procurement you will introduce new product innovation and manage the product lifecycle. Understanding customer and marketing insights you will create the commercial selling plan to deliver the targeted budget, this will include product, pricing and promotions. You may be in a buying role and enjoy the category elements more than the negotiation or you may be in a commercial marketing role and want to build on your commercial skills. It is essential that you are commercial, analytical and driven by understanding customer insights. You will thrive in a highly successful, change orientated fast paced retail environment.


Skills: category management, commercial Management, marketing, pricing, P&L, promotions, Negotiation and influencing skills, analysis, strategic thinking, project management, insights


This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your category management career with a leading retailer, in an environment and culture that supports your personal development you will be rewarded for your hard work with a competitive salary and a generous salary of up to £55,000 plus package


Full detailed job spec provided on application so please forward your CV


If you do not hear back within 7 days the relevant consultant has decided not to progress with your application. We are a specialist in the consumer sector and as such most of our vacancies require candidates with experience in the consumer market. We will therefore retain your details and contact you if we can be of some assistance to you in your search


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