Category Trading Advisor

Category Trading Advisor

Location: Ireland

Responsibilities 

  • Lead and develop the operational and commercial relationship with allocated sellers, within the portfolio and in line with the category strategy
  • Proactive growth coaching of assigned accounts to review, identify and implement agreed scaling opportunities with the sellers
  • Interpret seller needs and behaviours & demonstrate this knowhow to get the best/ most relevant offer to the buyer
  • Identify and source relevant and market leading inventory to support execution of strategy and ensure our client is the most competitive site for buyers to buy products in the assigned category. Utilise levers to get products on site to drive GMV of the seller and the category
  • Provide sourcing guidance and drive inventory acquisition from your allocated sellers
  • Educate and influence sellers on adopting our suite of marketing and promotional tools
  • Educate sellers on key marketing campaigns through the calendar year (. i.e. Black Friday), and jointly plan a marketing calendar
  • Ensure adherence to all policy, finance and vetting process steps
  • Connect with your inventory sourcing colleagues to plan slots effectively across the month in relevant promotional spaces on site
  • Attend weekly business unit meetings to share performance updates of your assigned category and sellers, and share seller insights, and execute relevant actions for your designated accounts and category
  • Attend weekly meetings to provide performance overview and share key callouts

Requirements 

  • Proficient in English language
  • Proven to have the ability to handle multiple tasks at a time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Commercially focused and have a consistent track record of achieving and surpassing targets
  • Able to communicate, present and influence credibly and effectively at all levels of an organisation
  • A natural relationship builder with integrity, reliability and maturity
  • Excellent at time and project management skills
  • Able to travel at short notice to attend UK Seller events
  • Pro-active with a can-do attitude & excellent at problem solving
  • Able to work tactically & strategically to drive & respond to business performance
  • Outstanding at negotiation skills to source critical inventory and establish joint commercial targets
  • Strong with trading acumen, comfortable to operate in a fast-moving trading environment and skilled at running peak trading periods

Experience

  • Distinct advantage to demonstrate experience in buying, trading or merchandising within an online retail or SMB (Small to Medium Business) environment, or to have specialised vertical knowledge or experience
  • Strong experience in a client relationship management environment
  • At least 2 years commercial or sales experience within a fast-paced targeted environment
  • Category or vertical specific experience a distinct advantage

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  •  Bonus Plan
  • 25 days Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Healthcare Plan & Life Assurance
  • Pension Plan
  • Discounted Canteen
  • Free Gym
  • Sabbatical every 5 years…. plus lots more!

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