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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: 24-Mar-2021
  • Job reference: 30642

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Job Description

 
Working as part of the Travis Perkins’ Timber Team, the Senior Category Manager - Sheet Materials is a key role that will drive this destination product category, defining and managing the category proposition, as well as having direct ownership for key supplier trading relationships, ranging and pricing decisions.
 
What you will do 
 
As the Senior Category Manager for Sheet Materials, you will drive the development and delivery of the category strategy aligned to the business strategy and the 3-year plan. You will manage the market leading availability in order to improve business performance and market share. It will be your responsibility to create and lead a trading plan to deliver the category financials i.e. budgets / forecasting / COGS / trading accounts / market share.

Along with the above you will...

- Review trading performance, identifying areas of concern / opportunity and taking appropriate action in line with the category role and intent
- Deliver category pricing and range reviews to optimise category performance
- Define the supply base strategy and management of supplier relationships, to maximise return
- Lead  the negotiation of key supplier trading agreements and oversee accurate input into the rebate management system
- Develop cross-functional and TP Group collaborative relationships across all brands
 
Is this you? 

Strong commercial experience gained in a B2B environment either working in a commercial category  management or sales / customer facing role, where you have been responsible for decision making under your own initiative. 
 
The breadth of the role encompasses key supplier trading relationships, ranging and pricing decisions, and so requires someone with strong applied analytical skills using data to drive decisions, with the ability to shape and execute the commercial strategy. 
 
You will have direct responsibility for forging strong and credible relationships with suppliers, so having a collaborative and engaging style is a must.
 
Experience of working within a fast-paced and matrix’d group environment is preferred, as the role requires exceptional communication and influencing skills engaging with a diverse range of stakeholders both internally across the group and externally too.
 
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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