Category Manager Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Retail

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Category Manager Skills List in Retail

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Category Manager role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Category Manager job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 49% of Category Manager job descriptions contained sample management as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

sample management
49%
purchase orders
49%
trends
49%
new product set up
49%
factories
49%
assistant buyer
49%
buying admin assistant
49%
buying assistant
49%
critical path
49%
category assistant
35%
merchandising
25%
buying
18%
retail
18%
admin
14%
ecommerce
14%
visual merchandising
14%
purchasing
11%
web content
7%
analytical
7%
autonomy
7%
commercial awareness
7%
procurement
7%
duty manager
7%
site optimisation
7%
seo
7%
online content
7%
digital marketing
7%
buyer
7%
visual merchandiser
7%
retail manager
7%
retail assistant manager
7%
department manager
7%
contract management
4%
account management
4%
category manager
4%
fashion
4%
category management
4%
facilities management
4%
fm
4%
sourcing
4%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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