January 17, 2018
NORTH LONDON, United Kingdom
Job ID Number
Negotiable + Excellent Benefits
Angela Adams


Vacancy Number        3254


Vacancy Title             CATEGORY MANAGER   - KITCHEN & BATHROOMS

                                        MAJOR INDEPENDENT BUILDERS MERCHANT-

                                         NORTH LONDON



Vacancy Description   

We are retained by a fast growing BUILDERS MERCHANT who due to continued success in the UK market place are seeking to recruit a professional CATEGORY MANAGER   - KITCHEN & BATHROOMS


The Role

You will be overall responsible category sales and profitability and the role would suit an experienced category manager or a junior category manager wanting to prove themselves.


Overall vision

  • Self motivated
  • Team leader
  • Decision maker
  • Think outside of the system
  • Capable of growing a team as well as the business



Principal Responsibilities;


Category Strategy

  • Define and set a customer focussed category strategy to deliver growth in sales and profit.
  • Develop and execute a category plan to deliver market share growth, informed by internal and external insight to maximise commercial position and deliver the best customer offer.
  • Trading Management (delivering the plan and numbers)
  • Drive sales and profit through an activity plan including promotion, advertising and PR in alignment with the framework set by buying managers, ecommerce teams and branch operations
  • To ensure new products are launched successfully across the business through a range review process
  • Managing SKU level cost and retail price in line with pricing and promotional strategy
  • Deliver or exceed budgeted sales and margin whilst maintaining or growing market share.



Supply & Sourcing

  • Build profitable supplier partnership to develop market position.
  • Develop a clear sourcing strategy to ensure the supply of quality products that meet the customer need through the most efficient route to market.
  • Develop high performing business partnerships with key suppliers to maximise business opportunity.
  • Manage supplier base to ensure that they meet all of our requirements
  • Work closely with stock managers and merchandising teams to be able to ensure we have an effective range



Leadership & Team Development

  • Define and develop aims within the category strategy including identifying resources needed to achieve it
  • Develop and lead direct reports to ensure individual growth and maximising of potential.
  • Driving engagement with the category and its plans; be a visible leader of your category, driving understanding through the business



What our Client is seeking

  • Experience in category management or similar activity
  • Proven ability in developing & executing a category strategy
  • Motivated to achieve targets/deadlines.
  • Excellent attention-to-detail, planning and organisation skills.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills (verbal and written) at all levels.
  • Excellent planning, time and project management skills.
  • Experience in managing people to a level


Location                      NORTH LONDON

Salary                           NEGOTIABLE + EXCELLENT REWARDS PACKAGE



We are constantly seeking candidates within the Construction Material Sales Sector in the following roles:

Sales Manager, Account Manager, Area Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, Specification Sales Executive, Specification Sales Manager, Branch Manager, Field Sales, Account Executive, Key Account Manager, Field Sales Executive, Field Sales Representative, National Account Manager, Account Executive, Territory Sales Executive, Area Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, Internal Sales, Sales Office Manager, Key Accounts Sales, National Account Sales, National Sales Manager and Sales Director.


We cover all roles within the Construction Materials sector including:

Builders Merchants Sales Jobs, Builders Merchants Jobs, Plumbers Merchants Jobs, KBB Jobs, Civil Engineering Sales Jobs, M&E Sales Jobs, Timber Sales Jobs, Roofing Sales Jobs, Plumbing Sales Jobs, Insulation Sales Jobs, Interiors Sales Jobs, Aggregate Sales Jobs, Quarry Products Sales Jobs, Concrete Sales Jobs, Plant Hire Sales Jobs, Plant Sales Jobs, Tool Hire Sales Jobs, Access Equipment Sales Jobs, Portable Accommodation Sales Jobs, Scaffolding Sales Jobs, Formwork Sales Jobs, Reinforcement Sales Jobs, Bathroom Sales Jobs, Kitchen Sales Jobs, Bedroom Sales Jobs, Bathroom Showroom Sales Jobs, KBB Sales Jobs, Plumbing & Heating Sales Jobs, Heating Sales Jobs, HVAC Sales Jobs, Ventilation Sales Jobs, M&E Products Sales Jobs, Washrooms Sales Jobs, Sanitaryware Sales Jobs, Build Systems Sales Jobs, Cladding Sales Jobs, Curtain Walling Sales Jobs, Façade Sales Jobs, Structural Steel Sales Jobs, Brick Sales Jobs, Block Sales Jobs, Stone Sales Jobs, Architectural Stone Sales Jobs, Masonry Sales Jobs, Pipe Sales Jobs, Drainage Sales Jobs, Geotextile Sales Jobs, Attenuation Sales Jobs, SUDS Sales Jobs, Paving Sales Jobs, Landscaping Products Sales Jobs, Street Furniture Sales Jobs, Doors Sales Jobs, Joinery Sales Jobs, Timber Products Sales Jobs, Off Site Construction Sales Jobs, Timber Distribution Sales Jobs, Timber Importers Sales Jobs, Timber Engineering Sales Jobs, Timber Frame Sales Jobs, Sips Sales Jobs, Fencing Sales Jobs, Windows Sales Jobs, Ironmongery Sales Jobs, Hardware Sales Jobs,

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