Macildowie is currently working in partnership with a well-known brand to source an Assistant Category Manager with ambition to advance their career. This large, progressive Retail firm are a leading employer in the Midlands, and are seeking driven individuals to join their highly Commercial team.
Reporting into the Category Manager, the Assistant Category Manager role will be perfect for Buyers who can demonstrate initiative and a desire to progress and get more exposure.
Sitting in a particular category, you will be part of the team responsible for pro-actively growing category profitability. Your focus will be supporting the strategy by building on the customer and competitor market.
Day to day, you will have:
- Accountability for category range reviews and delivery of the end-to-end process
- To manage supplier relationships in order to maximise return (both with costs and lead times)
- Responsibility for negotiation of supplier trading agreements
- Ownership of various analytical reports (promotions, performance, competitors, pricing)
- The chance to suggest areas to improve based on risk and opportunity analysis
- Regular contact with internal and external stakeholders
The successful candidate:
As mentioned previously, you must demonstrate initiative and a desire to progress. You will also have excellent commercial awareness and the ability to communicate with internal and external stakeholders. A strong academic background is required, and you must also have experience in a retail or construction environment. To be successful in this role, you will need to be in a Buying role currently and have exposure to suppliers and stakeholders. Any awareness of a Supply Chain function and an understanding of KPI's would be an advantage.
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