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  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 Hours P/W (Monday to Friday)
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 23-Apr-2018
  • Job reference: 14915

Job Description

Category Assistant
£Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits + Incentives

Location: Lakeside, Northampton


Do you have drive and ambition and want to become part of a growing team? Do you enjoy creating reports and sharing your findings with various stakeholders for trends and improvements? If so, we want to hear from you!

We, at Travis Perkins have a opportunity for you to join us, if you are interested in developing your career within Category Management. Joining our dynamic team as a Category Assistant, you will be a valued part of the Category Team specialising in the Landscaper & Groundworker customer cell. You will provide administration and organisational support to the Category Management team, to ensure the delivery of customer category cell targets and objectives..


Key Accountabilities:

- Liaising with suppliers, branches and internal stakeholders,as you will be taking ownership of their category administration and technical queries.

- Support the Customer Trading Manager in delivering the customer focused strategy to deliver growth in customer sales, profit and market share in line with the 3 year plan

- Support the Category Management team with administration to complete the delivery of customer/category plans.

- Produce reports and ensure accurate data is provided to help understand the trading performance of our customers and categories and therefore any action required.

- Support the Category Manager in managing the supplier base to ensure they meet all of our key performance requirements including compliance, data, and administration of supplier terms.

- Work with the Product Supply teams to optimise product availability whilst ensuring cost effective management of slow, dead or exit stock from the business


What you need to know:

  • If you’re looking to start a successful commercial career with the category team you will need to be great with numbers, sharp with data/data manipulation and not afraid to challenge the status quo.

  • As a part of a hard working, dedicated team you will need the confidence to build relationships, be prepared to work at pace, hold your own under pressure and most of all not be afraid to get stuck in.


What can we offer you?

Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey - from family business to forward thinking Company. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there's never been a better time to join us.

And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of benefits on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.

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