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About us.

We are The Very Group, and we're here to help families get more out of life. We know that our customers work hard for their families and have a lot to balance in their busy lives. That's why we combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options on to help them say yes to the things they love when they need them most.

About the team:

I have a fantastic role available for a Category Marketing and Trade Manager to work in our Retail team across Fashion, Sport & Home. You will work alongside Category Heads of and managers to review, develop and deliver category activity and engagement plans to drive growth for key brands. This role is a hybrid, made up of Trading as well as Marketing and experience is required in both. Applicants must have experience in any of the key categories: Fashion, Sport & Home. You will be working closely with marketing to lead and deliver key campaign to drive category growths and identify incremental funding opportunities.

The role can be based in either Liverpool or London

About the role:

This brand-new role takes on a great deal of responsibility; owning and managing the category trading calendar ensuring priorities are aligned to wider business strategy and in the delivery of key initiatives. You will monitor key competitors within the Fashion, Sports and Home market, analysing sales, budgets and being able to quickly adjust plans to meet the needs of our customers.

This role reports into the Head of Merchandising & Commercial. This is an ideal opportunity for a well-established Marketing Manager who has worked within Trade, especially in the Fashion, Sports or Home Category.

More responsibilities include:

  • Analyse online trading data to review and recommend actions to drive growth across key metrics (traffic, CR, AOV)Management of Visual Merchandising team.
  • Able to analyse sales, budgets and customer changing needs and adjust plans accordingly
  • Responsible for building and deliver category plans which align to TVG strategy, managing the end to end process from ATL through to BAU channel plan.
  • Own the analysis and reporting of key campaign performance with recommendations for future activity.
  • Work with Data Insigh and retail planning team to understand drivers of performance and make category recommendations to drive growth or propose actions to address underperformance.

Essential Requirements:

  • Previous experience of working with brands in either Fashion, Sports or Home
  • The ability to lead and engage in a high performing well established team
  • Experience at Marketing Manager level
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills

Some of our benefits

  • Flexible, hybrid working model
  • £6,500 flexible benefits allowance to suit your needs
  • 30 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Bonus potential (performance and business-related)
  • Up to 25% discount on
  • Matched pension up to 6%
  • More benefits can be found on our career site

How to apply

Please note that the talent acquisition team are managing this vacancy directly, and if successful in securing this role, you may be required to undertake a credit, CIFAS and CRB check.

What happens next?

Our talent acquisition team will be in touch if you’re successful so keep an eye on your emails! We’ll arrange a short call to learn more about you, as well as answer any questions you have. If it feels like we’re a good match, we’ll share your CV with the hiring manager to review, and then be in touch to move to the interview process. Our interview process is tailored to each role and can be in-person and remotely. We will always look to make the adjustments you need to bring your best self to interview.

About us

We’re The Very Group – home to and a 3,250-strong team of super talented people, all passionate about making good things easily accessible to more people, so they can live life well. We combine amazing brands and products with flexible payment options that help people say yes when it matters most.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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