Senior Category Manager - Newport

Showcase your Category Management skills in an international arena...
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What you’ll be doing

You will be responsible for building and growing primarily our own private label range; understanding customer requirements across different markets and creating ranges that help deliver growth in this category. Ranges not only need to meet customer requirements but at the right price point and delver the right margin; building effective relationships with supplier and the Newport Business Units will be key and an important element of the role.

With your understanding of the industry sector, you will identify new suppliers and brands from across the globe and expected to understand trends in the market and identify, anticipate and act on opportunities. In conjunction with the Business Units, you will ensure your responsible ranges and products are optimised and displayed effectively across multi-channels. Working with the Sales and Marketing teams, you will help plan promotional activity across the year and engage and delight customers.


What you’ll bring

You have demonstrable experience in Category Management and in the B2B sector and an E-Commerce environment ideally. An understanding of business equipment and office furniture requirements is advantageous however you will be able to demonstrate your sound approach to immersing yourself in a variety of sectors and understanding products…whatever they may be and have that sixth sense that all great Category Managers have to spot good products and product development opportunities.

Analytical, you like working with data and have a talent for turning it into insights. You’re also a resilient negotiator when it comes to buying products, as well as securing rebates and marketing contributions. And, as well as being able to see the bigger picture and keeping your eye on the competition and our market, you’re also about the detail: especially when it comes to pricing, product data and submissions.

Relationships are key and you have a proven track record of building effective relationships both internally and externally with suppliers in an international context.

The Newport Group have business units in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands and you will be required to travel on a regular basis in addition to meeting suppliers in Europe and Asia.


What’s in it for you

We want you to love working here, so as well as an amazing role and significant personal/professional development opportunities, we are offering a competitive salary with the potential to earn great bonus, plus a contributory pension scheme and 23 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays).

This is a great opportunity for an experiencing Category Manager to develop their skills in a fast paced, international environment.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Here in the Newport network, we encourage and open and inclusive culture in the workplace . We combine collaborative working and offer a helping hand to each other, supporting our vision to continually learn, develop and grow.

In each of our business units, we’ve acquired a strong portfolio of expertise and skills across a wide range of departments; from Sales & Services, Online Marketing, Software Development, Category Management, Business Development, Data, Finance and Business Intelligence.

We are driven by the fun working dynamic and the constantly evolving digital world - it’s part of our DNA. We focus on creative and innovative ways of working through the active and open digital community that we’ve built. Throughout all of our international entities and cross-functional teams, we pride ourselves on maintaining a unique, entrepreneurial work ethic, which has shaped who we are and paved the way for our ambitious growth.

As part of TAKKT AG all companies within the Newport group benefit from years of outstanding experience and stability. In addition, our sustainability strategy underlines our strong ethos on how we contribute to make the world a better place.

We’re always seeking talented individuals who fit our mould by having the passion and drive to create a future of rising e-commerce leaders!


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