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  • Commercial Category Manager - Hire

  • Business: BSS
  • Sector: Sales & Operations
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: Competitive + Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 06-Nov-2018
  • Job reference: 18382

Job Description

We, at BSS are looking for you to join us as a proactive, influencing Commercial Hire Category Manager, to join our collaborative Commercial Team based in our Head Office in Grove Park, Leicester .


This is an exciting opportunity to develop your commercial career in a strategic commercial development role. As a Commercial Hire Category Manager, you will manage the resources under your control, to achieve the business product and market objectives for hire, through supplier, product and pricing management and also the development and delivery of category plans, to ensure the long term maximisation of sales and gross profit.


Your key accountabilities will include:


  • Manage, measure and develop supplier relationships and performance against targets and in line with Group, business unit and department strategy

  • Conduct,  support and manage the negotiation of national supplier terms for group and business unit

  • Achievement of sales, profit and inflation targets and KPIs  within cost budgets

  • Complete product category plans and reviews,  make ranging and supplier selection recommendations and contribute to associated marketing activity

  • ROCE improvement in conjunction with suppliers, inventory & supply chain teams and other group and business unit departments

  • Support sales teams and branches to optimise profitable trading and assist/support day to day pricing and supplier management


What you’ll will need to have


You will need to have proven commercial experience, preferably in Category Management or a Buying type role, ideally with Hire involvement. You will possess excellent communications skills as well the confidence to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders across the business/externally as well as with the branch network and supporting areas of the business. You will also have the ability to recommend strategic direction to the business based on your understanding and insightful analysis of the market and the proven ability to be a self starter to help drive the business forward.


About Us:


We’re not just the UK's most trusted name in building materials and home improvements. Travis Perkins Plc is a 28,000+ strong team, with over 2,000 locations and 20+ market-leading businesses (including Travis Perkins, Wickes, Toolstation, Keyline and City Plumbing Supplies). We've long been recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers: offering you the opportunity to fulfil your potential in a well established business that still believes in strong family values - and cornerstones putting our colleagues and customers at the heart of our growing business.


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