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Assistant Category Manager

Location: DERBY, DERBYSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: , Salary Negotiable
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 8
Posted: about 1 month ago Reference: X3-346890

A brand new job opportunity has arisen for a maternity cover contract at a reputable building services company based in Derby.
They are looking for an Assistant Category Manager to work alongside a Product Manager and assist with managing product strategy, supplier management and new product rollout.

What’s on offer?
You will be working with a well-established and high performing team so will be great experience to gain for the right candidate.
Excellent salary and benefits on offer
Potential progression path
Free parking on site
A whole host of other benefits

Duties include
• Gain buy-in from suppliers to deliver category driving initiatives
• Work with suppliers to create joint category strategy and ideas and develop outside of typical categories
• Proactively manage strategic category relationships
• Provide category insight and research
• Management of category trading plans & promo campaigns
• Drive category revenue
• Be the category champion and drive the agenda across the business
• Develop effective visual merchandising within the business network with key suppliers
• Work collaboratively with external sales teams and customers to deliver growth, whilst aligning with the category strategy

The ideal candidate:
• Will have proven success within a high volume, multi-product business
• Strong background in managing and co-ordinating the delivery of a portfolio of core products
• Analytical skills and strong commercial acumen
• Is immediately available and can commit to a 9m or 12m contract
• First class effective communicator across all levels of the organisation
• Experience of category strategy development, vendor management, procurement, inventory planning and budgeting
• Successful delivery of change at pace

Therefore if you are immediately available to start a new role, can commit to a long term contract and have the relevant experience needed for the role then please do not hesitate and apply today.
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