Category Manager (Kitchen & Home) - Southern Suburbs
Salary negotiable depending on experience and qualification + benefits
A leading and rapidly online retailer is in search of a Category Manager in Kitchen and Home division. The successful incumbent will be responsible for growth and management of the Kitchen and Home categories.
As the Category Manager, you'll be responsible for:
Working as part of the Category Team and take commercial responsibility for the Kitchen and Home categories including turnover, sourcing, stock management, merchandising and margin management.
Think strategically and take initiative.
Work independently as well as with a dynamic and growing category team.
Manage specific product ranges, blending in-stock strategies with JIT ranges.
Sign new distributors, build supplier networks, negotiate terms and cut great deals.
Hit turnover targets and optimise margin.
Get your head around new systems, processes and methodologies.
Efficiently handle customer queries and take a customer-centric approach when required.
Minimum Qualification and Skills:
A relevant degree / diploma.
A minimum of 3-5 years category management or buying experience.
Extensive relevant product knowledge.
Attention to detail.
A passion for all things kitchen related and a flair for home décor.
Keep abreast and up to date on things Local and International Trends.
In-depth knowledge of buying, planning and the logistics processes.
Proven analytical, communication and negotiation skills.
To know your way around an Office Suite, effectively use email and be at home on the internet.