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  • Commercial Category Assistant

  • Business: Keyline
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive + Excellent company benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 hrs a week 8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 19-Dec-2018
  • Job reference: 19028

Job Description

Commercial Category Assistant (Keyline)

Location: Swan Valley, Northampton

£Competitive + Excellent company benefits


Do you pride yourself on your ambition, drive and passion for continuous improvement? Do you have strong administration skills combined with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail? Are you looking for a new and varied role with an employer who values your development as much as you do? If so then we have the perfect job for you!


We have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Category Assistant to join our lively and hardworking Keyline Category Team based in Swan Valley, Northampton. In your new role you will be supporting the Keyline Category Director/Teams in developing and delivery of category strategy, targets and objectives; providing administrative and technical support to the product category area.


Utilising your excellent communication skills you will become the first point of call for branch and supplier enquiries,  being reactive to calls and emails regarding pricing and product descriptions and taking ownership of queries to their resolution. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of the product database, working closely with suppliers, making sure that information is recorded accurately to enable the efficient running of activities.


Alongside the above you will also be responsible for:

  • Establishing and maintaining sound working relationships with key contacts and suppliers whilst undertaking collaborative working practices across the group

  • Undertaking data analysis to provide information to enable timely and informative decision making within the team and wider commercial function.

  • Producing reports for presentations as requested and also produce and maintain tender documentation.

  • Assisting in the management and implementation/delivery of commercial activity relevant to the product areas to agreed timescales and budget.

  • Supporting the research and introduction of new products to ensure the product offering is market leading and appropriate for the customer.

  • Aiding in collating information on key competitor activity in agreed categories and liaison with wider team to agree appropriate action.


What we are looking for:

To be successful in this role you will have recently worked on a recognised software platform.  You will be forward thinking and highly motivated to progress a career in Category. We are also looking for someone who has tenacity, is analytical minded and a great team player. If you feel you have the skills knowledge and experience, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

But what can we offer you?

As one of the UK's most trusted name in building materials and home improvements we believe in being the best at everything we do. Travis Perkins Plc are a 28,000+ strong team, with c. 2,000 locations and 20+ market-leading businesses (including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies).

 

Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers: offering you the opportunity to fulfil your potential in a forward thinking company that still believes in upholding family values - and putting our colleagues and customers at the heart of our growing business ensuring we are making decent returns. Despite our size, we’ve got the values of a family run business and the mindset and ambition.

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