Category Director

Our client, a business solutions company, is looking for a Category Director to join their team.

This role will require travel between multiple sites, mainly based in Milton Keynes and Croydon, and is a 3 month interim with a potential move to perm in the future.

As the Category Director you will be responsible for developing and implementing a commercial proposition end-to-end, which meets the needs of target customers and delivers sales and profit growth.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of appropriate product ranges and services
  • Work with key supplier partners to develop 1-3 year business plans
  • Develop a category strategy that reflects the needs of defined target customers whilst maximising sales and optimising profitability
  • Accountable for relevant product sourcing and supplier management
  • Lead and manage the team to use data and analysis to develop insights on customer and supplier behaviours to identify market trends, channel strategies and distribution opportunities
  • Establish effective working relationships with the marketing, sales and digital teams across the company to drive change and commercial advantage through collaboration

Key skills required:

  • Experience leading commercial teams in a customer facing B2B and/or B2C environment
  • Significant experience of strategic sourcing and supplier management
  • Demonstrable experience and success in category management
  • Strong leadership skills, including building teams, leading significant change, coaching and development
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills and ability to interpret and present complex technical information to others clearly
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

Please note that due to the high volume of responses we receive, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Salary: £900 per day plus expenses

Contract: Contract

Location: Croydon

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