Senior Category Manager - Drinks

Quest Search and Selection Ltd
£45000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
07 Jun 2017
29 Jun 2017
This high street retailer is looking to recruit a Senior Category Manager within their drinks category. This business has over 500 stores and are well represented nationwide and still continue to grow As a Senior Buyer you will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability. Responsibilities include: Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers and drive excellent business relationships with both UK and European suppliers. Drive cost down within supply base where needed New product development opportunities Drive sales and profit through the strategic planning of the category alongside active competitor analysis, whilst satisfying customer needs Maintain sales and profit according to budget within a short, medium and long-term business plan Responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales To be successful in the position you must have - Category Management or Buying experience within retail ideally from a fast paced supermarket, drinks, mixed goods, health & beauty or high street retailer. Track record of success within your career Highly developed negotiation and analytical skills, teamed with an acute commercial awareness to help understand market conditions Have lead and coached to deliver outstanding results as part of a team Excellent communication at all levels Maintain and developed supplier relationships In return you will work for a retailer with a great international, Blue-chip company with huge presence within the UK High-Street. This position comes with a car allowance, pension and bonus potential. This is a business where leadership and behavioural competencies are essential for the fit of the business If you feel that this opportunity sounds like you please send your cv quoting the reference Q103019. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. This job was originally posted as