Category Manager

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Simon Acres Recruitment are looking for a Buyer / Category Manager to join a fast-paced and passionate buying team, at the home of a Sunday Times Top Track 100 company and one of the UK 's fastest growing privately owned companies.

We are searching for a dedicated and dynamic Buyer / Category Manager that would support the buyer and help manage the buying team.

Your duties will include:

  • Building and developing ranges, in order to drive sales, market share and profitability
  • Supporting the Buyer with ongoing projects, but be able to work independently
  • Having a creative input within the department, working closely with design and QA to help shape product innovation
  • Monitoring market trends, customer requirements, competitor activity and supplier product innovation, regularly analysing sales and suggesting ways the range could be improved
  • Maximising the delivery of the budgeted financial KPI’s (Sales/Margin/Stock)
  • Monitoring and analysing sales figures, stock, and tracking orders
  • Managing a team of 5 or less people, ensuring their work is kept on track
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with our suppliers in the UK, Far East and Europe
  • Responding quickly to changes in the market, including new trends

Key attributes

  • Previous buying experience in a retail environment
  • You must be astute to commercial opportunities
  • You will be committed and confident with choosing and buying products
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills with a commercial eye
  • Positive attitude, ability to thrive in fast paced business
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication skills
  • You will be comfortable working both individually and with a team


Simon Acres Recruitment are acting as the employment agency in relation to this vacancy.




28 October 2020