Bourne Leisure

Grocery Category Manager - Bourne Leisure Support Centre - Hemel Hempstead

6 days left

20 Sep 2016
04 Oct 2016
Job Type
Full Time

Do you want a career in Retail, working for The Times 4th Best Big Company in the UK?

Haven is currently looking for a Grocery Category Manager to join our Retail Team.

As Grocery Category Manager I am responsible for:

  • The Grocery/Food category within our on-site supermarkets
  • Ensuring that our park teams have all the tools they need to maximise sales and give our customers a great retail experience while on our parks
  • Building relationships with our park teams; this role needs somebody who is mainly office based but also able to get out and about and visit our parks to really engage with our shops managers
  • Supplier management: building relationships with suppliers to ensure they are aligned to our buying strategy and are performing consistently
  • Product development and sourcing:requesting and consolidating information, evaluating sources of supply and establishing order processes and routines
  • Full category analysis and strategy
  • Range selection and management; ensuring our ranges reflect customer requirements and expectations
  • General maintenance of the range; additions, deletions, price changes
  • Monitoring and communicating stock movement; consider markdowns, promotions or clearance
  • Analysing past sales figures/trends to anticipate future product needs
  • Maintaining the accuracy & integrity of the information provided to internal departments and external suppliers
  • Initiate and support with ad hoc development projects & trials
  • Management of intranet postings for retail
  • Use the retail proposition to generate engagement with our customers through all channels
  • Assess product performance and drive commercial actions through regular trade analysis

As Grocery Category Manager I will have the following attributes:

  • High levels of attention to detail and accuracy, even in situations with short time frames
  • Able to build strong working relationships with all team members, both at Hemel and on the parks
  • Behave with integrity and can be trusted at all times
  • A self-starter: learns through 'experience' and is resourceful and inquisitive
  • Super organised - with 37 parks to support and co-ordinate an ability to create order and structure is essential
  • Able to drive - this role involves getting out to park to experience what we're all about, as well as building some great relationships with our park teams
  • Strong communication skills; you'll regularly be in conversation with team members and heads of departments who work across all areas of our caravan parks business.
  • Strong Time Management: good at managing own time and priorities to achieve business goals
  • Commercial awareness: a good understanding of the market place, the customer and the economy to enable you to make informed decisions
  • Confident:able to communicate with and influence your direct team, other internal teams, suppliers and senior management
  • Resilient under pressure:things can change very quickly and you will need to meet deadlines and make sound decisions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The benefits of working with us:

  • Free use of many of the Park facilities and discounts off our food and retail outlets.
  • Discounted Bourne Leisure holidays for you, your family and friends.
  • Reward and recognition schemes including long service and team member of the month.
  • Externally recognised qualifications to give you the opportunity to develop and progress.