Category Manager - Footwear

Up to £65000 per annum + + bonus + pension
01 Aug 2018
29 Aug 2018
Salma Sodawala
Product Manager
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Category Manager - Footwear £65k + bens

Footwear Brand London

A leading fashion footwear brand is looking for a Category Manager to join the team. The role of a Category Manager covers men's and women's collections on a global level.

The responsibilities of a Category Manager include:

  • Growing the product category highlighting opportunities to support the brand strategy
  • Managing the product lifecycle to deliver brand KPI's
  • Range planning on an annual and seasonal basis incorporating range architecture, product mix, product segmentation and margin to meet the brand objectives
  • Working collaboratively with key teams across commercial, sales and planning, category merchandising, innovation, design, development, sourcing and marketing
  • Identifying market opportunities and working with the innovation and new product development teams to build a commercial category
  • Writing and submitting product briefs to design to ensure a commercially acceptable collection that meets the product briefs
  • Signing off all special SMUs
  • Influencing all levels within the business especially cross functional teams
  • Proposing and evaluating the range architecture and positioning based on the consumer and competitor activity in line with the brand strategy
  • Managing a team and developing them to ensure the brands product range can grow

As an experienced Category Manager, the brand is looking for a candidate with proven experience within a similar role across footwear within an international footwear business.

The successful Category Manager will be an excellent communicator and have experience as a senior manager and role - model within a comparable business.

You will be required to think analytically and influence all areas of the business to ensure the best range is developed.

Please send your CV as a word document to Salma Sodawala.

We regret that due to volume we are only able to contact suitable candidates.

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