Category Manager

£40,000 - £50,000

Warwickshire - Permanent

Posted: 1 month ago

Ref: D0015972




Interested in working for a thriving global business?

You’ll be developing a key category and be responsible for the future direction and success of the product categories within your area. You’ll also own and drive the end-to-end product strategy in line with business objectives.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a deep understanding of the market, to continually improve our product proposition
  • Identify & develop future product pipeline opportunities to deliver market driven product ranges
  • Ensure effective lifecycle management for all items with your category
  • Develop a dynamic and commercially astute category management team, motivating them to perform to the best of their ability
  • Support the sales and marketing teams in the effective communication of your product categories to the wider business and into relevant customer segments.
  • Ensure that both product and market knowledge is shared across other key stakeholders
  • Act as an ambassador within the UK market, raising our brand profile and nurturing relationships with key stakeholders, e.g. customers, suppliers & industry bodies
  • To interact daily with procurement, sales, marketing and sector development.


  • Experience managing a high-volume SKU count multiple suppliers into multiple market channels
  • Strong product selection and range building experience with demonstrable results
  • Able to evaluate opportunities/challenges & take a positive, pro-active approach to decision making
  • Able to communicate with, engage and influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Attention to detail ensuring that all product information, pricing and logistics data is complete and accurate
  • Strong analytical/research capabilities
  • Strong people management experience






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