Niche Recruitment

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Niche Recruitment | Senior Category Manager- Oxford, Oxfordshire

Senior Category Manager

Oxford, Oxfordshire | £50000 - £60000 per annum + plus bonus

Category manager | FMCG | Contracts | Graduate | Negotiation

Posted on 4th December 2020

Senior Category Manager

We have an exciting new Senior Category Manager position available to work for a multinational e-commerce retailer. This is an exciting opportunity to work for a fantastic brand and to become part of the on-going success of the organisation.

This role is required to be based out of the Head office in Oxford 2 days per week from 2021.

As Senior Category Manager, you will take primary responsibility for the management and development of one of our Lead Supplier Accounts in the UK.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Autonomous product range planning and implementation including listing and delisting decisions
  • Planning, development and execution of marketing promotions
  • Monitoring and analysis of supplier and category performance
  • Sales forecasting on account level
  • Conducting market, competition and range analyses as well as price comparisons
  • Responsible for defining and executing a local brand strategy including acquisition of new suppliers
  • Key contact for negotiating and specifying framework conditions and promotions with suppliers
  • Actively managing the relationship with internal departments like Purchasing, Sales, Supply Chain Management and Accounting

As Senior Category Manager you'll already have the following skills and experience:

  • Significant and relevant work experience in the FMCG industry or retail business as a (Senior) Category Manager, Vendor Manager and/or Buyer, ideally in e-commerce
  • Experience in an international working environment combined with excellent intercultural communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a very dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical and communication skills (internally and externally)
  • Experience in leading supplier negotiations
  • Distinct ability to understand and implement customer needs and market requirements
  • Proficient in MS-Office, especially in MS Excel and Powerpoint
  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills, further languages are an advantage

If you are interested in finding out more please do apply or get in touch with Nick at Niche Recruitment on 01793 230469

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