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Category Manager Job Description

We are seeking an experienced and innovative Category Manager to join our expanding business.

In this role, you will manage a team of category analysts, help make important strategic decisions regarding existing product lines and product development, and work with other teams to attain our shared corporate goals and maximise profitability. You should possess strong leadership and management skills and be able to motivate and innovate on a daily basis.

Category Manager Responsibilities

  • Manage a team of direct reports
  • Contribute to plans for advertising and promotions
  • Conduct assessments of existing products/services
  • Analyse the market to assess the potential for new products and services
  • Negotiate with suppliers to ensure maximum profitability
  • Oversee the product line to ensure that there are no gaps
  • Design promotions and marketing activities to improve market share
  • Research supply options, market trends, and competitors
  • Set goals and assess past performance
  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to establish effective price points
  • Review and renew existing vendor contracts

Category Manager Requirements

  • Significant experience in sales, marketing, and purchasing strongly preferred
  • Proven record of building successful vendor relations and product assessment
  • Excellent collaborative and team-building skills
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Ability to foresee market trends to stay ahead of the competition
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office and database management software

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