Commercial Manager – Category Manager – Buyer 7/144

Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
Location: Kingston
Reference: 7/144v
Benefits: Car + Bonus + Executive benefits

Based Kingston with International travel




The Company:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within a successful and growing pharmaceutical and Health Care business.  The company’s retail outlets stock an extensive range of branded and own label products which are purchased from a number of International suppliers.


The Opportunity:

This Strategy Category position involves developing the Category offering across both branded and own label ranges that will enhance our relationship with our customers. Working with EU and UK based suppliers and manufactures you will shape the Category strategy by working closely with purchasing, logistics and internal category teams



Develop the long Category offering, including new products and ranges

Work closely with manufacturers within Healthcare and Health and Beauty sectors

Decisions backed up by using a range of data sources, data tools, and IT, Software,

Working closely with supply chain, trading and replenishment to minimise risk and maximise opportunities.

Develop a rounded business approach with an understanding of the need for internal and external customer focus.

Work closely the Head of Strategy - Category and be confident deputising at a senior level

Ideal Candidate

A background in Category Management – Buying – Strategy

Good understanding of retail dynamics

A high level of commercial skills

Excellent influencing and negotiation skills

An ability to work with people at all levels both internal and external

Will have the potential to progress



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