Category Manager

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Category Manager

  • Post Date:17th September 2020
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  • Salary N/A
    Career Level Manager Level
    Experience 3 years
  • Qualifications Bachelor’s degree
Job Description

£Competitive package & benefits Altrincham, Cheshire

An experienced Category Manager/Retail Buyer with experience in retail buying you are ready to develop your career in a business where you can enjoy a buying role with breadth and impact. That business is AkzoNobel. Home to world class brands, we have been awarded Top Employer status and are recognised globally for being first with ideas, driving innovation and delivering innovative products all of which allow us to build successful partnerships with customers. We are now looking for a Category Manager to join our Dulux Decorator Centre (DDC) retail trade business.

DDC is the UK’s largest decorators’ merchant with over 230 stores nationwide. DDC’s stock a wide range of paint, woodcare and accessories and partner with a large number of third party suppliers to ensure stores stock the key products and brands customers need to get great results.

As Category Manager/Retail Buyer we want you to analyse portfolio performance and create the insight to develop the range and promotional plans for your categories. You will be responsible for the range review process and ensure we react quickly to fill any brand or product gaps. You will also define the promotional strategy, identify key promotional items as well as develop a promotional programme to deliver incremental sales growth. This will involve collaborating with colleagues across functions. We will look to you to develop and maximise the effectiveness of our relationships with third party suppliers to increase commercial returns too. Important will be the ability to identify opportunities for global leverage, cost savings and supply chain optimisation across third party supplied categories.

You must have previous retail buying experience, which will have given you expertise in developing category strategies and strong negotiating skills. Good a project management, you will be effective at prioritising and communicating at all levels too.