Category Manager

Location: Worcestershire

Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits

Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 14/12/2021

The role in short
We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable Category Manager to take ownership and manage the sourcing and merchandising of a range of key categories. This is a varied role where the individual should be able to use their commercial acumen and negotiation skills to drive towards our business objectives and growth

Perks of the job
To maximise your work life balance, work where you want, when you want
31 days holiday (including bank holidays) bookable in hours making it super flexible for you
The option to buy and sell up to annual leave, to suit your personal needs
Access to our online platform for e-learning resources, hundreds of retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and car scheme
We offer attractive staff discount to you and your family!
Of course, we offer all the good stuff like life assurance, pension scheme, training and free onsite parking!

Onto the nitty gritty!

  • Ownership and management of a range of key categories
  • Ensure that sales, margin, and profit expectations are achieved, whilst ensuring Plumbworld remain competitive
  • Maximise category performance with a ‘hands-on’ involvement of pricing, availability, ranges, and suppliers
  • Develop and deliver new products in conjunction with suppliers to ensure best in class sourcing
  • Responsible for all aspects of Merchandising, ensuring our products are accurately represented and remain up to date
  • Develop and enhance relationships with suppliers and ensure they understand and meet our service requirements
  • Regularly undertake Product and Category range reviews and take appropriate steps to ensure ranges are maximising sales and revenue
  • Review competitors and understand market trends to identify new opportunities and range gaps
  • Collaborate with the marketing team and email marketing campaigns by suggesting and influencing commercial initiatives to ensure product performance is continually enhanced
  • Continually review supplier performance across manufacturer and delivery damages to ensure we are not financially disadvantaged
  • To ensure that all necessary administrative procedures are carried out

We’d like to meet someone with

  • A highly positive, enthusiastic individual who can work independently using own initiative
  • Competent in excel – ability to analyse data to present in a clear manner
  • Excellent communication skills to build strong working relationships internally and externally
  • Confident and innovative to generate ideas and improvements
  • Strong sense of urgency and time management to prioritise workload
  • High level of attention to detail and ability to react quickly to changes
  • A keen eye for spotting opportunities and market trends
  • Previous experience within sourcing and/or merchandising in an FMCG environment would be advantageous


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £32,000.00-£35,000.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday


  • Category Management: 2 years (preferred)


Salary£30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Job Reference36232
Contract TypePermanent
Closing Date14/12/2021
Regional OfficeCheltenham
Date Posted16/11/2021

To discuss this position further please contact:

Lee Marshall

Senior Consultant


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