A great opportunity has arisen with a well-known retailer in the FMCG/ Convenience space to join the team as a Senior Category Negotiation Manager. Based out of their head office in the south east, with travel to sites when needed. As the Senior Category Negotiation Manger, you will be responsible for ensuring all facets of the supplier relationship, generating sales revenue across our network, and increasing the overall revenue to the business. You will be a developed Category Manager, that brings great experience, maybe you are ready to level up into this senior position. You are known for your success and can provide coaching and guidance to the category management team. This role will have support from the National Merchandise and Marketing team. This role is ideal for someone who knows the FMCG space well, with relevant work experience as a Category Manager. Knowledge of convenience and franchise networks will be advantageous.
- Manage ongoing trading term discussions
- Take ownership of the negotiation process with suppliers, negotiating deals that benefit the business, our stores and the supplier
- Support and manage a team of category managers, ensuring KPI's are being met
- Take ownership of category strategies
- Responsible for generating revenue for the merchandise business, ensuring negotiations and supplier agreements will meet targeted revenue objectives
- 5+ years of experience as a Category Manager in FMCG/Convenience
- This role would be well suited to a category manager with food or convenience background looking to take the next step
- A background in franchise or independently owned retail network would be highly regarded
- Demonstrated leadership and supervision skills
- Excellent analytical and negotiation skills
- Up to date knowledge of the marketplace across industries: FMCG, Convenience, Online
- Results driven with a focus on adding value and building relationships
To be considered for this position you must be able to demonstrate Category Management experience in the FMCG/Convenience sector.
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