Category Manager

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Job Detail

  • Offered Salary 1000
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 6 Years
  • Gender N/A
  • Industry Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

  • Responsibility for providing guidance, coaching and management to the eCommerce
  • Product Merchandising team, ensuring the development of necessary skills in a team based environment
  • 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
  • Deputies for the Trading Manager in his/her absence and make commercial decisions if the Trading Manager is unavailable.
  • Assist with workflow management and prioritization of activities assisting when necessary
  • Support the development and provision of KPI reporting
  • Support with communication between eCommerce Product Merchandisers and all
  • other internal stake holders
  • Provide support, training and advice to eCommerce Product Merchandisers in day-to-day trading actions and wider review including sales and margin mix, promotional analysis, attach/conversion rates, product availability and range management.

Manage Business strategies and 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.
  • Support the development of the online budget and commercial plan formulation for the Category(s).

Maintain up-to-date Competitor and 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, promotional analysis and communication with the brand merchandising team(s).

Review Business critical information, make recommendations, communicate and facilitate solutions.

  • Manage category(s) contribution to sales and margin targets against budget and short term forecasts.
  • Manage the end-to-end process for defining, enriching and merchandising of all bundles for the online channel, ensuring bundles are promoted and priced in line with the category strategy and margin targets.
  • Enrich and activate bundles including marketing text, presentation hierarchy and attachment to parent products.

Develop internal and external relationships and negotiate to achieve Business objectives.

  • Develop strong relationships with key online and brand teams in order to achieve or exceed budgeted sales and profitability objectives.
  • Work with brand merchant teams to ensure that range transitions are managed to ensure multi channel approach to new product/range launches in operating market(s)
  • Work with brand merchandising teams to ensure price alignment through the Product
  • Life Cycle and identify opportunities to leverage the online channel to exit markdown and terminal stock

Knowledge:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Knowledge of key commercial systems

Experience:

  • 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

Skills:

  • Organization, Prioritization, 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 maximization of business opportunities