Category Assistant

Ideal Bathrooms
Milton Keynes
14 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Ideal Bathrooms ā€“ Category Assistant

Saint Gobain - Winners of TOP EMPLOYER GLOBAL 2017!

Purpose of the role: Provide active and effective support to the Category Manager and to assist in the planning, development and review of product ranges and overall improvements in own brand performance.


-Excellent communication skills & organisation skills

-Customer Focused

-Experience of working in a pressurised environment

-Task orientated

-Team player

-Commercially minded

-Positive outlook

-Good understanding of figures and the ability to interpret, analyse and put forward recommendations

-Experience of presenting to a varied audience

-PC Literate ā€“ Excel Essential


-Build a good understanding the OEM industry, market place and customer journeys

-Keep up-to-date with market trends and new developments utilising information for business improvement and suggestions.

-Monitoring competitor activity including their ranging, merchandising and pricing initiatives

-Create and update the relevant records and files for products and own brand suppliers

-Assist Category Manager in maintaining good supplier relations, through direct liaison with all key suppliers on day to day issues.

-Liaise with suppliers regarding product descriptions, pack sizes, barcodes, waste management info, etc

-Assist in the preparation and evaluation of data providing a key tool for product reviews and ranging, offering recommendations to the Category Manager

-Prepare management reports and presentations in accordance with the format required by the Category Manager.

-Help to promote and increase the number of own brand displays in retail showrooms

-Supporting the Category Manager by contributing to and implementing marketing plans

-Writing and proofreading copy

-Provide timely information on product discontinuations and additions to the Web Merchandiser.

-Undertake any other duties as specified by the Category Manager


Please note that we have our own recruitment marketing and search functions alongside an already agreed set of agency partners and will not accept any third party CVā€™s/Applications from anyone unless invited to do so.

On occasion, we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly, to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome a diversity of applications irrespective of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

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