Fashion Category Manager - Ecommerce

Company: Aston Carter
Location: Richmond upon Thames, England
Industry: Purchasing and Procurement, Other
Rate: £275 - £330 per day
Job Type: Permanent (6 Months)
ID: 663738773
Posted: 24 Mar 2020

Job Description:

Our client, one of the largest global, multinational Ecommerce corporations based in Richmond, London are currently seeking a Catergory Manager to join their team on an initial 6 month contract that is open to transitioning onto a permanent basis.

You will be responsible for owning our clients premium fashion branded business. You will define the category strategy and execute this through working with strategically important sellers, brands and retailers in your areas to ensure that our client has the inventory to continue to grow this area. As a Category Manager in the trading team, you will be accountable for both the operational and commercial success of this part of our clients business.

Key responsibilities:

Lead and develop the relationship with key sellers, brands and partners within the portfolio and in line with the category strategy

Build range plans, target merchandise and use levers to get products on site to drive performance

Build category and market expertise to identify and exploit opportunities for our client

Develop an excellent understanding of sellers' business operations and current strategies and utilise insight to find opportunities for growth


Strong background of driving commercial results through business development and acquisition

Background in the retail industry, ideally ecommerce. Experience in Fashion/Clothing & accessories retail is advantageous

Able to build partnerships and work in collaboration with others to meet shared objectives

Strong ability to analyse data and draw actionable insights from these

Strong trading acumen, comfortable to operate in a fast-paced trading environment and skilled at running peak trading periods

Comfortable to engage at the most senior levels within brands and retailers

Track record of building effective trading relationships with clients/suppliers/brands

Outstanding negotiation skills to source critical inventory and establish joint commercial targets

Excellent organisational, communication and problem-solving skills

Ability to operate with agility and to navigate change

Confident self-starter


Strong experience as a buyer, trader or merchandiser within an online retail environment. Experience in Fashion/Clothing & accessories retail is advantageous

If you are interested in discussing the role in further detail, please respond to this advert with your CV which shall be reviewed by one of our consultants. Alternatively, you can reach us directly on 02035309132.

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Required Skills:

Purchasing, Category, Merchandising, Fashion, Buyer

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter has grown to become a preeminent global provider of top talent to businesses requiring highly specialised professionals focusing on Accounting & Finance, Change & Transformation, Compliance, Management Consulting, Operations and Risk & Regulation. Aston Carter’s global reach extends to 16 countries across Europe, Asia and North America – each with a firm focus on the core values that made Aston Carter the company it is today: Commitment, Character & Trust, Relationships, and A Passion for Excellence.

Contact Information:

Robert Robbins
TEL : +44 203 530 9132

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