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Revenue Growth, Customer Journey, Multi-channel retail, Insight analytics

James Symonds, Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom


15 - 24 years

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Senior category manager


Project Management Product Management E-commerce Customer insight analyser Freelance + 24 more

I'm offering

I am a senior retail buyer / category manager with 15 years experience across a multitude of retailers and business platforms.

As a buyer I have operated a business model within a business with experience across a multitude of elements, including:

Market/Customer Insight interpretation and trend analysis

Product & Strategy creation / design through to go to market strategies

Customer experience/merchandising solutions

Partnered some of the leading brands in their industry to maximise their own strategies and create efficiencies for sales and profit growth

Management of a P&L driving profit / pricing efficiencies for maximum ROI through end to end process review

Developing and building short and long term business strategies for senior stakeholder buy in

Project Management across the wider business

Gap Trained Negotiator


United Kingdom
United States (Remote only)
Denmark (Remote only)
Norway (Remote only)
Sweden (Remote only)
Lithuania (Remote only)


Retail Electronics Building Materials



Ready for

  Smaller project
  Larger project
  Ongoing relation / part-time
  Full time contractor


Typically available right away

My experience

2011 - 2019   job
Senior Category Manager Dixons Carphone.
Audio Video Products: Home Cinema Systems, Soundbars, Speakers, DVD

Working with brands including Bose, Sonos, Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic, Apple, Google

Working with OEM propositions & Brand Licensing

2010 - 2011   job
Buyer Home Retail Group.
Building & Plumbing Materials
Security & Hardware products

2006 - 2009   job
Buyer Tesco.
White Goods, DVD & Freeview, Headphones, Accessories

My education

2001 - 2004
Lancaster University
BSc, Business Studies
Economics, Marketing, Accounting & Finance, Small & Medium Enterprises, Franchise, New Venture Creation, Entrepreneurship

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