Category Manager

Team Support Midlands Ltd
From £33,000 to £35,000 per annum Bonus (10%) Comppany car, Penssion,
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Team Support Midlands are pleased to be recruiting on behalf of their client for a Category Manager to join their team on a permanent basis.
Salary and Benefits: £35k per annum plus bonus of 10%, Company car, Pension, Life Assurance and benefits package.
Hours: 8.30-5pm Mon - Fri (some flexibility is required)
Purpose: To be the business reference point for the category
Must be customer focused in order to define scope and deliver the category strategy through the complete 'buy to sell' offer with relevant business units.
Achieve profitable sales and margin growth across the category, delivered through negotiating industry leading supply deals, managing the supplier interface with high level of communication and understanding of operational business units.
Essential Experience: Proven experience in a Category Management role and/or commercial role with a clear understanding and application of the commercial principles or comprehensive knowledge of the specific market
Has the ability to think strategically and translate this into operational accounts that deliver sales, market share, growth and total margin improvement
Excellent influencing skills with kudos to interact within our teams
Has demonstrable skills in negotiating and closing deals to deliver deal improvement whilst optimising the supplier relationship
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Great understanding of sales and profit
Ability to work on own initiative and manage cross departmental relationships in order to deliver
Results driven and focused on delivering on timescales
Category Skills: In terms of Sales Values, Sales Volumes, Margin %, Margin £, ASP's and measure against the market
Plan ahead and anticipate changes
Commercial Skills: Maximise Sales Volumes and through margin to break point
Manage the Supplier Segmentation portfolio
Desirable: Experience within the building materials industry, a multi site distributor or retail environment
Specific category and market knowledge
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