Category Manager

£40,000 -£45,000 per annum

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Role – Category Manager

Location – Leeds

Salary – £40,000 -£45,000 per annum 

About Us

Pharmacy2U is the UK's first and largest online pharmacy, we're a market leader in the pharmacy world, with 20 years’ experience, helping over 600,000 patients in England manage their NHS repeat prescriptions from request through to delivery.


We’re looking for a team player to join our Chemist Direct team. Supporting the delivery of the Chemist Direct strategy, exceeding budgeted sales, profit and marketing income targets in the Health Care Category as well as Pharmacy2U and Private Online Doctor .


- Create and implement and delivery of customer focussed Category and Supplier strategies, keeping up to date with customer and market trends

- Create and implement customer focussed promotional programme exceeding sales, margin and marketing income targets

- Selection and sourcing of customer focussed product ranges via regular reviews using Category Management principles, identifying on trend NPD and Own Label opportunities to exceed promotional sales, supplier promotional investment, marketing income budgets and margin targets

- Own Health Care categories product content, pricing and promotional lifecycle ensuring the product detail, pricing, systems, images, supplier promotional submissions to agreed policies, standards and timelines

- Manage, nurture and develop supplier relationships

- Work with Marketing and Content teams to ensure online content is accurate and optimised to drive SEO ranking / conversion rates

- Work with suppliers and Supply Chain to maximise Inbound (supplier) & Outbound (customer availability) to agreed targets including stock holding targets

- Supporting the Senior Category Manager and Head of Category as required


- Demonstrably Customer Focussed and willingness to learn

- Highly analytical and numerate with the ability to convert analysis and identify business benefits

- Microsoft Office proficient - Ability to use Excel at intermediate level (Vlookups, Pivots, calculations, sort and filter etc)

- Commercially astute with a keen eye for product with impeccable attention to detail

- Self-starter and able to demonstrate drive, initiative, and proactivity

- Ability to prioritise and organise tasks and workload. Work with others as part of a team with strong communication skills (verbal and written) and effectively manage stakeholders

- Ability to influence others effectively, managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders

- Hands on Problem Solver – demonstrating flexibility and tenacity – “thinking on your feet”

- Awareness of Buying / Category Management / E Commerce operations desirable but not essential

- Experience of working in a highly complex, dynamic and pressured environment, delivering targets to tight deadlines

- Appreciation of working within company with ethical rules and regulations

- Experience of managing highly complex dynamic FMCG supply chain

- Experience of e-commerce desirable but not essential

- Experience in Influencing / Negotiating desirable

- Experience of creating , developing and maintaining relationships

- Eligible to work in the UK.

What are you waiting for? Apply today!