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Category Manager

Job Description

Role:                    Category Manager                                                                      Location:             Nuneaton
Salary:                 £50,000 - £60,000


We are partnering with a leading company who are currently seeking a Category Manager to join their organization based in Nuneaton.

This individual will be responsible for the long-term core range/seasonal product projections per category, article, or supplier.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports national buying in managing strategies for new product introductions through the end of life, including temporary discontinuations/ re-introductions, substitutions, and product forecasts as needed
  • Manage an efficient flow of correspondence and information with internal and external parties, ensuring an ongoing understanding of current issues and taking appropriate action where necessary
  • Management and evaluation of major events
  • Forecasting of new/repeat special buys, as well as order quantity suggestions for store/region
  • Special Buys allocation planning and execution
  • Assist in making decisions on lower allocations for stores with limited space
  • Planning for markdowns and communicating with National Purchasing
  • Determine and implement stock re-allocation between stores/distribution centers (DCs)
  • Along with National Buying, actively engage with suppliers to improve agreed-upon KPIs
  • Managing returns at the escalation level
  • Identify and execute techniques to measure and improve operational performance in collaboration with the larger supply chain team

Requirements:

  • Ability to recognize data patterns and draw meaningful conclusions
  • Exceptional knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as the ability to establish good working connections with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to handle a diverse workload, competing deadlines, and many projects at the same time
  • Supply Chain processes and using data analytical experience
  • Supply Chain forecasting experience
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Systems and ability to use SQL/VBA to analyse data
  • Staff management experience is essential
  • Minimum 2:2 degree or equivalent