Category Director Retail CDR/948/14
Retail - Media & Digital - FMCG / Consumer Goods
£130K Base

Job Title: 
Category Director Retail CDR/948/14
Job Type: 
Senior Executive
Job sector: 
Retail
Media & Digital
FMCG / Consumer Goods
Location: 
UK
Base Salary: 
£130K Base
Bonus: 
Executive Package
Hours: 
Permanent
reference: 
CDR/948/14
About this position: 

Our client is a leading British Retail Group with a rapidly growing brand in the UK and now throughout Europe. Due to such growth and a period of major transformation, they are looking to appoint a Category Director.

The Role: 
  • Reporting directly to the main board, you will design and deliver a category growth strategy with full strategic autonomy.
  • You will work closely alongside suppliers and peers to ensure that group profit and market share growth targets are achieved and exceeded.
  • Predominantly operating in a branded environment, you will be a key member of the trading team as they expand into new private label markets.
  • You will drive sales through both retail and Ecommerce channels. You will work closely with the Ecommerce Director to grow the company’s online product offerings and develop a sustainable growth strategy across a variety of digital sales platforms.
The Person: 
  • Of graduate calibre, you have the ability to prove that you can significantly increase category market share and profitability within the UK retail sector.
  • You will be an experienced leader with the gravitas to mentor and develop a multifunctional team with several direct reports.
  • You will have strong communication skills and the ability to assess current and potential market/category trends to ensure that group-wide targets are achieved and exceeded.
  • You will be capable of creating lasting mutually beneficial relationships with a global supplier base.