The average salary for a Category Manager is £39,448 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Supplier Management, Strategic Sales, and Strategic Marketing. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

£25,765 - £59,143
£26K
£41K
£59K
MEDIAN: £40,561
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Salary £25,765 - £59,143
Bonus £994 - £10,092
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £9,696
Commission £3,500
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£26,949 - £64,984
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 345

Job Description for Category Manager

A category manager determines the layout of products in a store, using sophisticated demographic data to assess possible product assortment schemes, select an option, ensure the selected scheme is employed, and monitor the scheme's performance. Along with organizing a product assortment scheme, a category manager also creates charts and diagrams so that the company's annual plans are broken down into seasonal and monthly assortment change calendars.

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Category Manager Tasks

  • Manage, improve and recommend the product assortment for the company.
  • Verify plans and provide explanations for variances in budgeted sales and gross profit.
  • Identify leverage opportunities, work with procurement, negotiate contracts, supply agreements and programs.
  • Develop annual category plans which include current situation analysis, vision and strategy and specific category plans.
  • Narrow categories and work with suppliers to narrow products supplied to the company.

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Popular Skills for Category Manager

Pay by Experience Level for Category Manager

Pay by Experience for a Category Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Category Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤34,000 based on 82 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Category Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤44,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Category Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤51,000 based on 40 salaries. A Category Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤64,000 based on 9 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £42,122

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Category Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Category Manager?

Category Manager in Lincoln:
"Ups And Downs But Always Exciting!"
Pros: When products sell!
Cons: When I have to placate unhappy customers!

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Key Stats for Category Manager

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Category Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲52%

▲21%

▲4%

National Average
₤42,000

▼19%

Skills That Affect Category Manager Salaries

Supplier Management
▲8%



Data Analysis
▲6%

▲2%



National Average
₤42,000


Powerpoint
▼2%



Marketing Communications
▼14%

Project Management
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 32%