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  • Category Manager

  • Business: CCF
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: Monday to Friday 40 Hours Per Week
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Job reference: 15051

Job Description

CCF are part of the Travis Perkins group, we are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, We operate out of more than 2,000 outlets nationwide (and Ireland) and have over 28,000 colleagues.


We have an exciting and varied opportunity for you to join our Commercial Team as a Category Manager based in Swan-Valley, Northampton. If you are looking for a role that will add real impact across the business, then we want to hear from you!


You will be supporting the Category Group Manager by taking ownership and driving the development of a core product category as well as developing and implementing key business projects that will help to shape CCF’s growth in the building distribution market. As a Category Manager, your main focus will be on interior categories including, but not limited to: flooring, particitions, fire protection and ceiling.


You’ll be responsible for:


  • Proposing; defining and implementing the product category strategies for the CCF commercial function, including the specific areas of ranging, brand proposition, supplier selection, pricing, trading margin and route to market.


  • Establishing effective working relationships with the CCF Regional Directors, Regional Operations Managers and Sales teams to be able to successfully influence the commerciality of the business


  • Conduct annual and ad hoc negotiations with the key suppliers base


  • Manage relationships with key internal stakeholders including operations, direct sourcing, quality assurance, supply chain, marketing, finance, legal, sustainability and purchase ledger both within CCF and the wider Travis Perkins Group


  • Developing the customer proposition by driving innovation and new products into the business to target the needs of the CCF customer segments


  • Supporting the day to day commercial requirements across the CCF branch network


  • Collaborating with the relevant Divisional buying team to maximise group scale


We are looking for someone that has proven category management experience together with a passion for driving improvement. You will be highly numerate, have influencing and negotiating skills as well as being able to demonstrate your enthusiasm and ability to build effective relationships at all levels.


What we can offer you


If you’re looking for a new challenge that is challenging and engaging, but has its rewards then apply today. We’d love to tell you more and share our story with you.


Joining CCF as our Category Manager means joining a reputable and expanding business offering great company benefits such as discounts across our Group and the support of an employer who values your development as much as you do.

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