Category Assistant

Pro Direct Sport Ltd
Newton Abbot, UK
30 Aug 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Role overview as a Category Assistant:

We are seeking a talented Category Assistant who has a passion for Running or Sport. You will be responsible for supporting and assisting the Category Leader in our Running Team to identify and procure the hottest product on the market. Life within this team is fast and full-paced, and we are only getting bigger and stronger. As a Category Assistant you will have a great work ethic, with a strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. You should also have a genuine passion for running and be aware of the current major brands and products on the market.

What we need you to do as a Category Assistant:

  • You will assist the Category Leader in building positive relationships with new and existing brands while maintaining positive working relationships to help maximise potential within the marketplace
  • You will continuously build extensive knowledge of the marketplace in order to be proactive when opportunities arise through gaps in the market or new brands
  • You'll monitor sales, stock, price trends and competition
  • You will manage order books, daily orders and deliveries
  • You will assist the Category Leader with marketing ideas, market research and methods to help drive sales online, in catalogues and for campaigns
  • Research current events on social media to ensure that we are up-to-date with current trends and competition

Your skills as a Category Assistant:

  • You will take a proactive and driven approach to required tasks
  • The ability to maintain a professional attitude and demeanour, including courteous interactions with team members and other departments
  • Good communication skills and the ability to provide clear and concise instructions/briefs
  • Able to work independently and resourcefully
  • Travel as and when required to fulfil role responsibilities

What we look for in our team:

  • To add cultural and professional value to the team
  • Be 100% yourself - we are genuine and love what we do
  • Passion ... without it we would not be where we are today
  • A true team player - we work hard and play hard together
  • We don't have time for lone wolves - we build everything together
  • A true desire to deliver outstanding customer-focused solutions

A little bit about us:

#TeamProDirect is built on a passion for sport, product and service, and our team has worked relentlessly over the past 30 years to ensure we connect athletes worldwide with the best choice of products. We make it our mission to engage with and awaken the passion within our customers; we thrive to produce the best possible experience and want them to love sport and sports product as much as we do. We are a hard-hitting and lively band of professionals, dedicated to changing the world of online sports retail.

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