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Category Manager

TAKKT Gruppe
Paisley, United Kingdom
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

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Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member
Our portfolio of products returns over £45m in sales per annum and we're recruiting a Category Manageron a 12 month fixed term contract,to join our small team during a period ofsustained growth. Are you a confident communicator, comfortable managing multi million pound budgets? Are you a highly skilled Category Manager, proficient in all things range assortment, pricing, product performance and product quality? Comfortable negotiating prices with strong supplier management skills? Do you have drop ship experience? Can you multi-task with the ability to work with numerous different products? Are you a strong people manager with previous leadership experience? Then we want to hear from you. You will work closely with a category assistant and this role can be based anywhere in the UK, but ideally Scotland, we have an excellent salary on offer, with a bonus, salary sacrifice pension plus 23 days holiday and your birthday off!

Main responsibilities:
  • Use customer insight to build effective ranges for your designated category
  • Create a range and product offer that is distinctive against our competition, and suitable for our customers
  • Identify product gaps in Category and new category opportunities
  • Proactively monitor agreed key competitors for pricing, promotional activity and range gaps/opportunities
  • Source new and alternative products, considering all aspects including packaging, damages, freight considerations, supplier stability, exchange rate exposure
  • Constantly monitor category pricing against our competitors and proactively propose any changes to maintain our market position.
  • Manage effective relationships with existing suppliers, including regular mutual performance reviews
  • With established suppliers, implement rebates and discuss marketing promotions, for example contributions to special offer flyers or reduced buy prices for promotion periods
  • Manage contracts and trading terms with suppliers
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly reviews of category performance

What we're looking for in you:
  • People management experience is essential
  • Product Management/Buying experience is required with a preference for experience within the Office Furniture product Categories.
  • Ideally, you will have experience in Office Furniture Categories
  • Ideally, you will have led or coached less-experienced team members (assistants)
  • Drop ship experience is required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Experience of working within a product/ecommerce/furniture business is an advantage

What we can offer you:

We want you to love working here, so as well as an amazing role with the opportunity to grow with the business, we are offering flexible/hybrid working, a highly competitive salary, with the potential to earn a great bonus plus a 5 % contributory (salary sacrifice) pension scheme and 23 days' holiday (plus bank holidays and your Birthday). You can organize your working hours individually and flexibly, and we also offer up to four weeks of workation. As part of the Haniel Group, you have access to a cross-company network and individual training (training courses, seminars, lectures, etc.). A further training budget is available to you. Death in service of 4 x your salary. Shopping discounts through Salary Extras. Free eye tests for VDU users. Access to private GP 24/7 and Employee Assistance Programme.

Department Category Management & Procurement Locations Paisley, Dumfries, Gloucester , Glasgow Remote status Hybrid Remote Employment level Professionals Position level Employee

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