Senior Category Manager

Senior Category Manager
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Bluetalent Bluecorp Solutions Ltd


Senior Category Manager

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An international brand operating in the Homecare/Homeware/DIY market has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Category Manager to join their Head Office team based in Edenvale. This fast growing brand offers an excellent career opportunity for a motivated, connected, hands-on manager who is looking for a dynamic, challenging career move. Understanding of customer needs. Analyse market insights to determine industry and customer trends. Working knowledge of buying practices, retail environment. Foster an engaging, interactive and satisfying relationship with customers. Buying of Products Based on the customer needs, identify suppliers for the products. Negotiate cost effective prices with vendors and suppliers. Ordering of products based on quality, convenience and price. Ensure product availability and accessibility. Assume responsibility of budget development and revenue for product category. Foster trust relationships with vendors and suppliers to achieve better prices and quality of products. Visual Merchandising Determine the positioning of a product category to maximise visibility. Planning and inventory control. Sales contribution Optimise sales for a range of products. Liaise with sales consultants to determine competitive prices and promotional activities of a product. Devise long term development strategies for product categories. Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful products. Collaborate with buyers and merchandisers to expand product categories. Based on the nature of the categories falling under this specific portfolio, preference will be given to individuals with the necessary industry experience and contacts. Experience/Requirements: Proven experience as a buyer, product or category manager in retail. Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles. Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods. Excellent communication and people skills. Logical thinking with a strategic ability. Ability to lead and influence. Negotiation skills. Relationship management. Self-confident and hardworking. Team player who is also comfortable in working as an individual. R 60 000,00 per month ctc Based on the nature of the categories falling under this specific portfolio, preference will be given to individuals with the necessary industry experience and contacts. Experience/Requirements: Proven experience as a buyer, product or category manager in retail. Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles. Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods. Excellent communication and people skills. Logical thinking with a strategic ability. Ability to lead and influence. Negotiation skills. Relationship management. Self-confident and hardworking. Team player who is also comfortable in working as an individual.


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