Salary£30,000 - £40,000 + Bonus
An excellent new opportunity has arisen working for a rapidly growing privately owned SME e-commerce business based just outside Braintree. The organisation is dedicated to sourcing and providing high quality products to its sector both to consumers and to trade customers.

This is a very commercial role and is managing the largest category for the business. The Category Manager (working closely with the Directors) will have overall responsibility for managing and developing a profitable product portfolio within the category from sourcing through to sales.

The main duties and responsibilities will include;

• Building a strong product knowledge for your category
• Sourcing quality products at the right prices from reliable and sustainable suppliers
• Negotiating the best prices and accurately forecasting the correct quantities of stock to purchase and hold
• Extensive competitor analysis, understanding competitor pricing structures, offers and promotions as well as new products
• Creating new product lines and taking them to market at the right pricing point via the right channels
• Adapting to and responding to change in consumer demands and responding accordingly

Key skills and experience required;

• Proven experience working within an ecommerce and or FMCG business within product or category management
• Very strong forecasting and analytical skills, a good grasp of Excel and Google Analytics would be an advantage
• Skills and experience within procurement, supply chain and or marketing would be beneficial
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