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Category Manager Job Description

Category Manager Job Description
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The Category Manager is responsible for managing a product category for a product or range.

Duties of a Category Manager include:

  • Providing your client with customer focussed insights regarding the product and category.

  • Creating and developing a long term plan and strategy for development of the category.

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  • Overseeing a team of analysts and other support staff.

  • Driving category relationships with the large retailers.

  • Becoming a leader in category ranging, pricing and promotions across customer channels.

  • Leading category management projects to optimise ranges and related merchandising.

  • Working alongside customer and national accounts teams to translate customer insights into strategies which drive performance.

  • Managing a large portfolio of different retails brands and developing appropriate strategies for each.

  • Developing strong working relationships with buying, marketing and merchandising teams is essential.

The ideal background of a Category Manager:

  • You will have previous experience as a category manager ideally for a similar organisation.

  • The ability to analyse and accurate conclusions to support category decisions based on key data is essential.

  • A thorough understanding of retail insights is essential.

  • Strong people management skills and the ability to manage and persuade at all levels of the company is essential.

  • Previous experience and knowledge of a retail environment.

  • Being good with numbers is essential.

Charter are specialists in marketing recruitment in London and the south and have a large database of category managers and recruit all types of marketing roles. If you need assistance with recruitment of a Category Manager then we would love to hear from you.

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