Category Manager

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South Yorkshire | Ref: BBBH27581


Category Manager
South Yorkshire
Circa £35-40k + benefits

Role Profile
Our client is a leading supplier with operations across the UK. You will have extensive experience of managing products/categories. It is essential that you have experience in negotiation and have a real drive and enthusiasm for cost saving. Joining a brilliant team at a fast growing company this is a real opportunity to take full responsibility for a Category and make a difference.
You must need experience with GFR and an understanding of the retail or FMCG market.


  • Identifying new suppliers and customers while negotiating with existing suppliers and developing a strategy
  • Managing a range of products
  • Developing a strategy for your category and implementing it group wide
  • Liaising with marketing, sales and finance to determine competitive pricing
  • Devising long-term development strategies for product categories
  • Managing trusted relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services
  • Negotiating with suppliers on terms, production planning and pricing
  • Meeting with both Customers and Suppliers to develop the relationship
  • Using Excel to run reports and being numbers focused
  • Collaborating with other Category Managers to create cross-category development
  • Being able to work with the different Categories and a drive to make the best savings
  • Assuming full responsibility of budget development and revenue for category
  • Working closely with internal and external stakeholders
  • Presenting to senior members of the company

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Experience in the management of products/categories
  • Strong knowledge of a strategic structure
  • An ability to work cross-departmentally
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence internal and external partners at all levels
  • Able to cope with high value/volume products
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Very strong Excel skills

Client information
Our client is a growing business based in South Yorkshire.

Circa £35-40k + benefits

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