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Category Manager

  • Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
  • Location: Marlow
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference 36413

Our client, a national retailer with their Head Office in Marlow, is seeking an experienced Category Manager to help achieve sales.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage the day-to-day business of the category, ensuring sales, net margin and rebates are achieved
  • Negotiate cost prices and margin support as required
  • To identify, negotiate and deliver incremental revenue
  • Responsible for supplier negotiations and drafting of new supplier contracts
  • Carry out daily competitor checks
  • To work closely with the stock planning team
  • To develop and maintain a keen awareness of the market at all times, anticipating product, price and new technology trends, actively seeking new opportunities to maintain a competitive edge


Key / People skills:

  • Previous experience of working in a similar commercial retail role is essential
  • Confident and assertive in decision making
  • Team player who is self-motivated, organised, and has the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Highly numerate with a methodical approach to work
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Highly efficient
  • Flexible approach
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent attention to detail

Please note that we will only contact those candidates that we assess as suitable for the positions we have currently available based on their experience, training and skills that they identify. If you do not hear from us within 5 working days from your registration, please accept our apologies but we are unable to help you on this occasion.

Bucks and Berks Recruitment is an equal opportunities employment agency and employment business that is serious about its compliance with legislation. Bucks and Berks is acting as an Employment Agency in relationship to this role (if the vacancy is for a permanent position) or is acting as a Recruitment Business in relationship to this role (if the role is for a temporary position).