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  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 Hours (Monday to Friday)
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Job reference: 15538

Job Description

Category Assistant Location: Lakeside - Northampton
£Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits + Incentives

Do you have drive and ambition and want to become part of a growing team? Do you enjoy creating reports and sharing your findings with various stakeholders for trends and improvements? If so, we want to hear from you!

We, at Travis Perkins have an opportunity for you to join us and develop a career within Category Management. Joining our dynamic team as a Commercial Category Assistant, you will be a valued part of the Category Team. You will provide administrative and organisational support to the Category Management team, helping to deliver the category plan for our customers.

Key Accountabilities:

- Liaising with suppliers, branches and central functions

- Support the Category Manager in delivering growth in customer sales, profit and market share

- Produce reports and ensure accurate data is provided to help understand the trading performance of our customers and categories and therefore any action required

- Support the Category Manager in managing the supplier base to ensure they meet all of our key performance requirements including compliance, data and administration of supplier terms

- Work effectively with internal functions including data management, pricing, marketing, digital and range & space

- Work with the Product Supply teams to ensure product availability is maintained

What you need to know:

  • If you’re looking to start a successful commercial career with the category team you will need to be great with numbers, sharp with data/data manipulation and not afraid to challenge the status quo.

  • As a part of a hard working, dedicated team you will need the confidence to build relationships, be prepared to work at pace, hold your own under pressure and most of all not be afraid to get stuck in.

What can we offer you?

Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey - from family business to forward thinking Company. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there's never been a better time to join us.

And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of benefits on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.


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