Category Manager

Category Manager

Are you an experienced category manager?
Do you have a proven track record with end-to-end product lifecycles?
Do you have both a commercial and a creative mindset?

MacGregor Black are partnering with a Furniture brand on the search for a Category Manager. This is a permanent role, based onsite in Leeds.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determine and own the category plans for complex, multiple categories sourcing insight from a broad base (customer, market, and supplier)
  • Develop strategic relationships with partner suppliers to drive growth and support margin investment opportunities in association with supply chain and marketing colleagues
  • Develop and maintain aligned relationships with key sector and commercial colleagues to drive new business and cross-sell growth plans
  • Manage a team, working together to deliver on the end-to-end product lifecycles within your category
  • Work closely with trend-led product ranges constantly working to optimise range through price and SKU reviews
  • Lead with a commercial mindset taking the lead on all cost matrixing and lead times
  • Developing relationships with existing suppliers in the far east, The UK & Europe as well as working closely with the QA team located in the Far East

What we are looking for:

  • Experience to drive innovation programs & NPD with track record of success
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced team with tight deadlines
  • Proven experience within the consumer space managing hard goods categories end-to-end
  • Ability to build excellent working relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Self-motivated, confident energetic and creative mindset
  • Proven commercial acumen with experience negotiating pricing

Please contact Abbie Richardson for further details.


United Kingdom
Abbie Richardson

Abbie Richardson

Principal Consultant

Phone +44 191 691 3575

Envelope Email

Please contact Abbie Richardson today for further information

Let's talk

Apply now

Your details


Please upload your CV

Max. file size: 10 MB.

Please upload your cover letter

Max. file size: 10 MB.