Category Manager (Product Development/ Buying) - 12m FTC


Reference: NIS000820

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Category Manager (Product Development/ Buying) – Bristol

12m FTC

About the role

We are looking for a commercial Category Manager to lead a cross-functional  ‘end to end’ category team within our chemicals category on a 12 month fixed term contract basis.  You will develop and execute our category plans to achieve budgeted revenue, profit and margin targets.

You will directly manage a team of 4 direct reports as well as a wider matrix team of between 14-18.  We have really ambitious plans to grow the range and commercial success of the category and it is a very exciting time to be joining the business.  You will help to develop and evolve a customer orientated strategy aligned across the matrix team for Product, Suppliers, Inventory, Pricing & Ecommerce.  Other aspects of the role will include; developing and maintaining strategic relationships with both internal teams (in the UK and internationally) as well as key suppliers and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement, including leading/supporting cross-category and cross-functional workstreams. 

About you

To apply for this role you will have a demonstrable background within buying/ product management within a consumer focused/ FMCG business and be comfortable working within a fast-paced, changeable environment.  You will be commercially astute with developed relationship management, negotiation and project management skills.  You will also have an understanding of cross-cultural/ global issues.  

About Nisbets

You may have heard of us, you may not, but the chances are you will have eaten off of one of our plates or taken a drink from one of our glasses without ever realising. We provide a huge range of catering equipment to a wide variety of businesses and export to 100 countries. We probably provide the machine for your essential morning cappuccino along with the exquisite tableware at your favourite restaurant.

We are the UK’s market leading catering equipment supplier. Established as a small family business in 1983 to the global operation of today, growth and innovation is what sets us apart and makes us unique. Our story is one of high growth, huge challenges and an enormous opportunity ahead of us. Nisbets has been recognised on The 2018 Sunday Times' TopTrack250 which champions Britain’s growing businesses. We've ranked 48th and just one of nine businesses recognised in the South West. Having doubled our turnover in the last 5 years the scale of opportunity ahead of us is vast and we need like-minded, ambitious people, to help us deliver our UK and International growth plans.

You will be well rewarded for your hard work, not only will you be part of a growing business but we’ll make sure you have the right training and progression opportunities. Driven by collaborative working means the scope for growth and personal impact is enormous.



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About Nisbets

What keeps Nisbets growing? Great products, fantastic customer service, a forward-thinking approach and, above all, talented people. People who are passionate about food and our markets. Who work together to give their best to customers and colleagues alike. Most of all, people who love our brand, what we do and the way we do it.



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