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Category Manager

Permanent / Fixed Term

Permanent


Closing Date:

27/09/2018


Support Centre Location

London Office


More about the role

About New Look:

At New Look we all stand by our brand values; keep it simple, be brave, think customer, act with pace and take responsibility- That’s the New Look way!
In 1969 New Look contributed to fast fashion and things are about to get even faster. We’re a team united with a clear purpose – to be the most loved and trusted high street retailer and bring some much needed fun back to the high street.
Every person makes New Look the incredible place it is to work, and together, we’re unstoppable. Within our buzzing environment all our talented people work hard but we ensure some fun is thrown in too!
Fashion is personal and we want everyone to celebrate self-expression, helping our customers to look good, feel great and express themselves with fashion.

At New Look we spend our days working to improve the way we do business , our only rule is that there are no rules and we want people who can make a difference, think big, think brave and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.

Does that sound like you?

 

About the Role:


Planning:

  • Work closely with Global Trade Manager to establish department specific targets across online channels
  • Work closely with key stakeholders across; finance, BMD & logistics to ensure Ecommerce targets are delivered
  • Help inform overall Digital sales plan identifying risk and opportunity at department level
  • Work closely with colleagues within BMD to both reflect and challenge business product strategies online

Trading:

  • Oversees 2 ATMs  in identifying short and long term opportunities to drive performance online
  • Align digital  plans with overall omnichannel strategy
  • Seeks to understand product strategies & aligns ecommerce plans to these. Works alongside Group marketing & VM team to deliver plan  in line with business objectives.
  • Analyse overall performance, forecasts and opportunities online and review with BMD on a regular basis
  • Ownership of promotional set up for specific categories
  • Manage planning reports to give clear visibility and tracking of sales, profit and margin targets
  • Work closely with B&M colleagues, providing regular trade updates and feedback sessions and identifying opportunities (gap analysis) and highlight opportunities with the range
  • Regular review of returns data with recommendations to VM and BMD teams

Personal:

  • Influence key stakeholders through compelling insights and effective presentation of results
  • Play an active role in educating other areas of the business on ecommerce performance and opportunities
  • Be expert for channel, facing into BMD (weekly, period, qtrly)

 

About YOU:

 

  • Organised, planned and productive to get the most from each working day
  • A true team player, working to support the overall agenda and not just your own
  • Passionate with a love for what you do, you continually show you’re the right person for the job
  • Intuitive with a great use of initiative  going  beyond the job specification
  • A desire and willingness to develop others
  • The ability to coach and lead your team to reach their full potential
  • Understands the importance of self-directed learning and takes the appropriate steps to keep  up to date
  • A commercial expert in your field you are aware of the current trading conditions

 

Why New Look?


At New Look we take pride in career progression, offering internal promotions to candidates who are ready to step up the career ladder.  We also offer everything from bonus schemes to season ticket loans that will make life a little bit easier for you - including a huge staff discount of 40%, holiday days and access to our New Look Rewards which include some amazing discounts across a number of different businesses.

Come join us and see it for yourself. You have to experience it to truly believe it.

 

Just one more thing:


We know that job descriptions do not always let your unique work history show- if you do not meet all of our requirements but you still think you’d be a great fit for this role… apply anyway!