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CATEGORY MANAGER NEEDED - London 45k+ (Neg) +Benifits

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Job Title CATEGORY MANAGER NEEDED - London 45k+ (Neg) +Benifits
Job Ref NH0001
Location London
Immediate Start? Yes
Closing Date 14/01/2018
Working Term Permanent - Full-time
Salary 45k+ (Neg) + Benifits
Date Advertised 14/01/2017

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CATEGORY MANAGER NEEDED - London 45k+ (Neg) +Benifits

Job Profile: Define the tactical & strategic direction of online product lines within each category in line with the product calendars as well as assessing & managing the product Business mix to achieve Company Financial & Business objectives.

Key Performance Areas to include but not limited to:
Manage Business strategies & activities from development to implementation to achieve Business objectives.
Accountable for driving the success of the online Category(s) through the effective merchandising and trading of products online for brands in the operating market(s).
Accountable for Category(s) budgeted sales and margin, and execution of online strategies to deliver eCommerce KPIs.
Coach & mentor team, set goals & develop individuals on an ongoing basis
Responsible for delivering world-class product presentation and merchandising of products within their specified categories, including
Management and ongoing development of the customer facing product hierarchy
Management of product and bundle enrichment, both directly and in conjunction with the eCommerce Content team
Develop internal & external relationships & negotiate to achieve Business objectives
Develop internal & external relationships & negotiate to achieve Business objectives
Briefing the eCommerce Marketing team with topics to drive social media activity, PPC product campaigns, affiliate offers, email nominations and other marketing/CRM activities
Build strong relationships with Brand marketing teams to ensure that brand objectives and guidelines are represented within the eCommerce team
Maintain up-to-date Competitor & Global Business trends knowledge
Identify and maintain an agreed competitor set. Ensure that competitor set is reported against in any marketing intelligence activity
Escalation for significant and ongoing competitor pricing issues working with brand merchant teams to resolve
Accountable for the day-to-day Category management including reviewing price/market competitiveness, range and product life cycle management
Review Business critical information, make recommendations, communicate & facilitate solutions
Manage category(s) contribution to sales and margin targets against budget and short term forecasts
Provide functional expertise & execute functional responsibilities

2-3 years in eCommerce product/category merchandising. Ideally in Retail sector PLC
Retail experience
Exposure to eCommerce at an operational level, including category and business planning through to implementation

Organisation, Prioritisation, and Management skills
Analytical and numerical skills
Ability to motivate and influence team and individuals
Analytical/numerical/statistical skills
Presentation skills
Strong interpersonal/networking skills
Good understanding of competitive positioning, management of commercial processes, and maximisation of business opportunities

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