Category Manager

England, County Durham
28 Jun 2019
26 Jul 2019
Rebecca Jess
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

My client are recruiting for a brand new Category Manager position within their commercial team in County Durham. The ideal candidate will come with a proven track record within a marketing manager /category manager/ online merchandiser role. This person will be highly commercially driven with impeccable communication, negotiation and analytical skills

Client Details

The client are one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK, based in County Durham.


The key responsibilities of the Category Manager include:
  • Revenue and margin targets for an agreed set of brands
  • Building brilliant supplier relationships to ensure best commercial value is achieved
  • Coordinating marketing activities
  • Management of merchandising and online promotions for your brand portfolio ensuring accurate information is always displayed
  • Develop and improve existing brand strategy identifying gaps in the market for additional growth
  • Management of supplier performance
  • Support Internal and external sales team with product queries


The successful Category Manager will have the following demonstrable attributes and skills:

  • A background within Category/ Marketing/ Merchandising Management - ideally from an ecommerce or FMCG background
  • Excellent communicator with impeccable negotiation and analytical skills
  • Commercially astute with proven experience of budget management
  • A passion for growth and overachieving on targets
  • People management experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, constantly seeking new opportunities to grow the brand
  • Passionate about bringing new ideas to the table and challenging the status-quo
  • A team player inclined to partner with those in your own team and other business stakeholders
  • Excellent project manager who can work on multiple projects at one
  • Commute daily to the office in County Durham

Job Offer

An excellent new role in a growing business - Salary dependent on experience

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