Retail Category Manager

Elevation Recruitment Group are pleased to announce their continued partnership with a Globally leading Retailer & Manufacturer in the search and selection for a new Category Manager based in Goole.

Reporting into the Senior Category Manger, you will be responsible full end to end category management within a set category, with a real focus on trading, buying, profitability and margin & sales.

Role Summary:

Key to this role will be the ability to negotiate on price but also knowing when to buy. Analysing market trends and having a focus on profitability within the category is going to be key to this role. Full end to end Category exposure will be needed for this role.

Working closely with internal teams such as Design, Planning, Sales & Forecasting, you will be responsible for Buying and Trading at the right time, ensuring the best margins possible.

This Category Manager’s Duties & Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Full end to end sourcing
  • Implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies
  • Ensuring arrangements and supplier management processes are in place to meet all business objectives and operational needs
  • Negotiate contract terms with key suppliers – ensuring value for money
  • Appraise and review current supplier portfolio against set KPIs
  • Forecast price and market trends where possible whilst anticipating shifts in the negotiating powers of the suppliers



Elevation Procurement and Supply Chain are keen to speak with individuals that meet the following skills and experience:

  • Proven background in global sourcing techniques
  • Full end to end category exposure
  • CIPS/Degree Qualified
  • Retail buying experience
  • Proven ability to negotiate and sustain working relationships at all levels

If this role is of interest and you would like more information, please contact Shaun Pettigrew for a confidential chat.

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