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  • Category Manager - Timber

  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £competitive plus benefits
  • Hours of work: Monday to Friday
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 13-Jun-2021
  • Job reference: 30642

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Job Description

Can you see the possibilities of managing a market-leading portfolio? If the answer is yes then Travis Perkins are currently recruiting for a Senior Category Manager looking after all things Timber. 97% of the Timber we buy is certified well-managed and this is very important to us. 
 
Come and realise your potential with a company built on great people and the very best products.

What you’ll do

This is your opportunity to stamp your personality across the Category, supporting the implementation of product category strategies for Timber and the wider Travis Perkins Group.  You’ll own the customer proposition, you will drive innovation of new products, influence the trading margin and mix - and support the wider Commercial Strategy in growing and managing our product base and business performance

Is this you?

We are looking for someone that has commercial experience within the industry, but also understands international trading and purchasing background. You will be able to demonstrate strong negotiation skills and the ability to influence key stakeholders. It is preferable that you understand Timber / sheet materials  and can show evidence of leadership and achievement in the Category Management.  You will be highly numerate, an objective and strategic thinker, and be able to demonstrate your drive, enthusiasm and continuous improvement outlook.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll be supported by some fantastic training and development and have the opportunity to learn, grow and develop across the Travis Perkins Group. 

We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that grows as you grow with the company:
- Competitive bonus
- Save-as-you-earn scheme
- Buy-as-you-earn scheme
- Contributory pension scheme
- Colleague discount across a variety of Group businesses including; 20% off at Wickes plus special discounts across our Trade Merchanting businesses.

A bit about us

As the largest distributor of building materials in the UK, Travis Perkins has been helping to build Britain for over 200 years.
With over 26 businesses, 28,000 colleagues and more than 2,000 branches, stores and sites around the UK we believe we have the best people and the best place to work. 

Everyone works hard together to deliver results, but most importantly, have some fun along the way!

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