Job title: Category Manager
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Job published: 09-08-2022
Job ID: 32591
Contact name: Sarah Russell O'Kane
Contact email:

Job Description


Role: Category Manager

Salary: 60k - €65k per annum

Duration: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Southwest Dublin


Category Manager

An exciting opportunity for a talented Category Manager to join a fast-paced Procurement Team based in Southwest Dublin has arisen. This company are leaders in their industry, providing products to the retail and food industries across Ireland and the UK. In this role, you will be responsible for managing designated product categories to deliver company purchase and profit objectives in line with overall strategic plans and business objectives and develop/ champion existing and new category plans in collaboration with all key stakeholders.

Your demonstrated experience in supplier negotiations and your ability to conduct range reviews and negotiate supplier terms are essential. You will possess a minimum of 3 years category management experience in a fast moving, high turnover retail environment.


  • Participating in regular category reviews to ensure the category’s success
  • Assisting product selection and attending supplier meetings
  • Coordinating product and pricing maintenance 
  • Negotiate innovative & compelling promotional offers with vendors
  • Deliver range and pricing reviews in line with review calendar
  • Source & select in line with company vision
  • Oversee product set-up and maintenance in they system
  • Be accountable for the execution of the category's pricing, promotion, range selection, layout development and product development.




  • Minimum 3 years in a relevant position
  • 3rd level qualification in Procurement/ Supply Chain
  • A thorough understanding of managing large categories
    Experience managing several suppliers, with varying levels of complexity
    Leadership experience to effectively manage a team
  • Outstanding influencing, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong financial acumen within a highly commercial environment

What to do next:

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’. For more information and a confidential discussion on this role or other opportunities, contact Sarah via sarah @ tdtalent . ie