Category Lead
Posted on 3/21/2023
London, UK
Experience Level
  • Approximately 5+ years experience working as a Category Lead/Manager at similar role in the apparel industry for premium lifestyle, sportswear or outdoors brand
  • Knowledge of lifestyle, athleisure, and / or sports apparel
  • You will have high attention to detail & an eye for commercial data points
  • You will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to build relationships with both the internal cross functional team and external partners and key stakeholders
  • Ability to work with a buyer to source quality performance fabrics, trims and applications
  • Knowledge of the apparel sourcing landscape and working directly with vendors
  • Experience in contractual negotiations
  • Managing buy budgets
  • Working in a fast paced, cross functional environment
  • Commercial ownership for the lifestyle collection
  • Create the product vision and strategic direction for the Lifestyle category and it's collections based on consumer, market and brand insights
  • Gather seasonal insights and needs for the consumer, market, regions and brand to craft well informed briefs that create clear direction of what's required to deliver our strategic needs
  • Deliver a seasonal line plan that delivers the commercial and strategic needs of the business
  • Manage the product critical path
  • Drive the product go to market with the relevant marketing teams to deliver the product strategy through to the new consumer
  • Equipping customer facing and go to market teams with the right product information to get it to the customer in the most effective way
  • Work closely with the Senior Women's product manager to ensure alignment in strategic direction
  • Oversee the product within the Lifestyle category through the end to end product lifecycle from cradle to grave
  • Work with the Supply Chain & Sustainability Director to deliver a supply chain and operating model that optimises quality, speed to market, margin and working capital within Rapha's ambitious sustainability targets
  • Oversee the P&L for the lifestyle business, taking full responsibility for sales, margin, OTB, people and costs across all elements of the business
  • Work collaboratively on a day to day basis as part of the cross functional Lifestyle team, spanning Design, Creative, Engineering, Supply Chain and Marketing teams
Raphael Michel SA is a winemaking company.
Company Overview
Raphael Michel SA is a winemaking company.