Category Manager

Job title : Category Manager
Location : Warwickshire
Job-type : Permanent
Salary : up to £60,000 + car+bonus
Contact : Jessie Jackson
Reference : JJ-7002

Are you a Category Manager looking for a new opportunity? Do you have Electrical sector experience or experience working for a B2B/B2C multi-site distributor? If so, we have an opportunity to join a leading (and one of the largest) wholesalers in the UK. This is a hybrid role offering a base salary of up to £60,000 + car + bonus. This role is based in Warwickshire and commutable from Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham, Worcestershire and surrounding.

The Company

Despite being the 2 nd largest in their market, the business has managed to retain a family feel and strong team work ethic and autonomy and innovation is positively encouraged. The business places a genuine emphasis on continuous development and training for staff.

With our client's commitment to candidate experience, they have entrusted us as their sole agency ensuring we have a depth of knowledge of this opportunity and have the processes in place to ensure every application is responded to and treated appropriately and with respect. Your application will find itself in the hands of a specialist consultant with a depth of knowledge in this opportunity.

The Role

This role will support the Head of Procurement and Category Management in developing an industry leading procurement function, especially in the areas of maximising leverage, commercial terms improvement, collaboration with suppliers and the implementation of initiatives via a close working relationship with Group Managers.

You'll be responsible for the development of a category strategy that increases market share and significantly improves profitability.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Head of Procurement and Category Management in the delivery of a category strategy that is aligned with the overall company strategy, culture and values

  • Utilise data and feedback to develop a clear category strategy through effective supplier selection and the negotiation of supplier commercial agreements, promotional opportunities and range

  • Regularly analyse and review product and market performance to drive recommendations for tactical actions

  • Manage the online product range, supplier selection and commercial terms

  • Ensure that appropriate and competitive project pricing is in place to support the profitable growth of national accounts

  • Work closely with Product Managers to summarise and analyse data to support recommendations and decisions around rebates / price benchmarking / performance of a category / national promotion etc.

  • Create and evolve best practice for POS / promotional activity / impulse purchase opportunities and motivate groups/regions to participate sharing positive results to highlight success

About You

We're especially looking for someone who has experience in Electrical Wholesale, a strong procurement background and proven experience in end-to-end category/product management.

Electrical experience is ideal or experience working for a B2B/B2C multi-site distributor.

Building strong relationships is key so you'll be an excellent communicator with the ability to influence and build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

If you think this might be the role for you, please do get in touch. We are also on the lookout for a Product Manager, within the same team, with power tools experience.