Category Manager- Plumbing & Heating- Major Independent Builders' Merchant- North London

Published:  30 January, 2018

Vacancy Number: 3259

Location: North London

Salary: Negotiable + Excellent Rewards Package

We are retained by a fast growing BUILDERS MERCHANT who due to continued success in the UK market place are seeking to recruit a professional CATEGORY MANAGER - PLUMBING & HEATING

The Role

You will be overall responsible category sales and profitability and the role would suit an experienced category manager or a junior category manager wanting to prove themselves.

Overall vision

· Self motivated

· Team leader

· Decision maker

· Think outside of the system

· Capable of growing a team as well as the business

Principal Responsibilities;

Category Strategy

· Define and set a customer focussed category strategy to deliver growth in sales and profit.

· Develop and execute a category plan to deliver market share growth, informed by internal and external insight to maximise commercial position and deliver the best customer offer.

· Trading Management (delivering the plan and numbers)

· Drive sales and profit through an activity plan including promotion, advertising and PR in alignment with the framework set by buying managers, ecommerce teams and branch operations

· To ensure new products are launched successfully across the business through a range review process

· Managing SKU level cost and retail price in line with pricing and promotional strategy

· Deliver or exceed budgeted sales and margin whilst maintaining or growing market share.

Supply & Sourcing

· Build profitable supplier partnership to develop market position.

· Develop a clear sourcing strategy to ensure the supply of quality products that meet the customer need through the most efficient route to market.

· Develop high performing business partnerships with key suppliers to maximise business opportunity.

· Manage supplier base to ensure that they meet all of our requirements

· Work closely with stock managers and merchandising teams to be able to ensure we have an effective range

Leadership & Team Development

· Define and develop aims within the category strategy including identifying resources needed to achieve it

· Develop and lead direct reports to ensure individual growth and maximising of potential.

· Driving engagement with the category and its plans; be a visible leader of your category, driving understanding through the business

What our Client is seeking

· Experience in category management or similar activity

· Proven ability in developing & executing a category strategy

· Motivated to achieve targets/deadlines.

· Excellent attention-to-detail, planning and organisation skills.

· Excellent analytical and communication skills (verbal and written) at all levels.

· Excellent planning, time and project management skills.

· Experience in managing people to a level

To apply or to find out more:

Consultant Angela Adams

Tel No 01234 826450 Ext 3



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