Duties of a Category Manager include: -Providing your client with customer focussed insights regarding the product and category.
-Creating and developing a long term plan and strategy for development of the category.
-Overseeing a team of analysts and other support staff.
-Driving category relationships with the large retailers.
-Becoming a leader in category ranging, pricing and promotions across customer channels.
-Leading category management projects to optimise ranges and related merchandising.
-Working alongside customer and national accounts teams to translate customer insights into strategies which drive performance.
-Managing a large portfolio of different retails brands and developing appropriate strategies for each.
-Developing strong working relationships with buying, marketing and merchandising teams is essential.
The ideal background
-You will have previous experience as a category manager ideally for a similar organisation.
-The ability to analyse and accurate conclusions to support category decisions based on key data is essential.
-A thorough understanding of retail insights is essential.
-Strong people management skills and the ability to manage and persuade at all levels of the company is essential.
-Previous experience and knowledge of a retail environment.
-Being good with numbers is essential.