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  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive & Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 31-May-2019
  • Job reference: 20916

Job Description

Are you looking to take your first step into a career in Buying? Do you have drive and ambition and aspire to work in a dynamic, commercial business? If so, this could be the perfect next step for you!

We, at Travis Perkins have an opportunity for you to join the team as a Category Assistant. As a valued part of the Category Team, you will provide admin support to the Category Management team and most importantly be the first point of contact for our branches and suppliers.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Support the Category Managers in delivering the Category strategy to deliver growth in sales, profit and market share in line with the 3 year plan
  • Support branches by ensuring system accuracy, timely responses to branch requests, and provide a frontline contact for branch colleagues as required
  • Produce reports and ensure accurate data is provided to help understand the trading performance of our  categories and customers and therefore any action required
  • Support the Category Managers in managing the supplier base to ensure they meet all of our key performance requirements including compliance, data, DealTrack and administration of supplier terms
  • Collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders to execute commercial projects across the business 
  • Work with the Category Manager and Product Supply to ensure the timely and accurate availability of stock for promotions and range reviews
  • Work with Data Management and internal stakeholders to ensure our product descriptions, images, prices and data is accurate and customer focussed

Previous experience isn’t essential. We will need you to be great with numbers, sharp with data and able to balance lots of different tasks at the same time! As part of a hard working and friendly team, you will need the confidence to build relationships, be prepared to work at pace and most of all not be afraid to get stuck in.

What can we offer you?
You may not know much about Travis Perkins plc but if you look a bit closer you might be surprised, we are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees great company benefits and the support of an employer who values your development as much as you do.
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