We have a very exciting opportunity for someone who works within the plumbing supplies sector, to progress their career from a branch based role, into a Category Management position working within the companies Purchasing team.

Our client is offering substantial training and development for this position, so they do not require someone with Category Management experience. Instead, they are looking for someone with 3+ years working within a Plumber Merchant, with an excellent knowledge of the products found in Plumbers Merchants and a strong understanding of Bathroom products. Additionally, you will need to have the following skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills in particular Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to multi task with awareness of deadlines
  • Fully focused Purchase to Sale attitude
  • Works well within a growing business 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Product Development & Commercial Support
  • Deliver improved product ranging by enhanced engagement with 
  • customers, branch staff and suppliers
  • Support supplier negotiations with Group Buyers
  • Supplier/Product Promotional Calendars
  • Meetings with branch staff on product development
  • Support growing ecommerce function
  • Commercial support for sales department 
  • Monthly Category reviews 

Purchase Control

  • Control of sales and margin through analysis of category, supplier and salesperson
  • Control of economic order qty’s to maximise buying efficiencies
  • Market price analysis to retain competitive structure
  • Maintaining correct product costs and sales prices through ERP
  • Managing ERP Data (descriptions, barcodes, weights)


The hours of the role are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (No Weekend Work)!


Our client are offering the following benefits package:

  • Basic salary of between c£30k-c£35k
  • Company Bonus
  • Company Pension
  • 28 Days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Comprehensive Training
  • An Opportunity to Progress Your Career

If you are from a Plumbers Merchant background and have excellent knowledge of the products and pricing, are skilled in Excel, and have excellent communication skills, please apply now to find out more: joe@arcorecruit.co.uk  020 8397 3290

Job Reference - SC / Category Manager