Inventory and Category Manager – Automotive after-market

Inventory and Category Manager / Senior Buyer / Automotive Strategy Manager

London, £70-80k plus bonus and benefits


Working for one of the world’s largest eCommerce organisations, the Inventory and Category Manager / Senior Buyer / Automotive Strategy Manager role involves identifying areas of consumer demand for car accessories (spares, audio, Car seats, lights, bulbs, shampoo, mats,fittings, roof racks, trailers, storage, etc) and selecting the best point in the supply chain to acquire inventory, as well as helping to shape the online consumer experience (UX) across different European territories.


The Inventory and Category Manager / Senior Buyer / Automotive Strategy Manager will conduct analysis of customer demand in different European territories and identify inventory gaps; use knowledge of the mechanics of the automotive supply chain to identify where best to acquire inventory based on availability, price, etc (eg car manufacturers, franchise dealerships, parts importers or wholesalers, etc); direct the sales teams to approach and acquire the require inventory; use understanding of the customer base to help shape the e-commerce portal to optimise the customer experience, conversion and revenue and be involved in programs and initiatives to drive traffic to the web portal, with assistance from marketing teams.


Candidates for the Inventory and Category Manager / Senior Buyer / Automotive Strategy Manager role must have strong experience of the automotive market and the spares and accessories supply chain / retail network.  This could be as a buyer, category manager, merchandising manager, category manager or similar with digital automotive products/services or as a business manager / strategy consultant within the automotive sector.  Any experience of online or high street retails is an advantage.  Candidates may come from an inventory, merchandising or buying background with an automotive spares retailer like Halfords, Euro Car Parts, Parts Express for example.  Candidates must be highly analytical and will ideally have a good degree and strategy consulting experience, or similar background.

To apply please contact [email protected] quoting reference 1101-21

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