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  • Business: P&H Division
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Crick, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £Competitive salary with excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 22-Jan-2020
  • Job reference: 25432

Job Description

Are you looking to take your first step into a career in Buying/Category Management? 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 based at the P&H Head Office in Crick, Northamptonshire. 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.

What you’ll do

  • Support the Category Managers in delivering the Category strategy to deliver growth in sales, profit and market share in line with the trading 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
Is this you?

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’s in it for you?
You’ll be supported by some of the best training & development in the industry. Our impressive internal succession programme means, whatever it is you do with us,  it will be easy for you to learn, grow and develop across the Travis Perkins Group. We’ll also equip you with a benefits package that grows as you grow with the company:
Competitive performance related bonus
Save-as-you-earn scheme
Buy-as-you-earn scheme
Contributory pension scheme
Colleague discount across a variety of Group businesses including; 20% off at Wickes and 30% off at Tile Giant, plus special discounts across our Trade Merchanting businesses.

What can we offer you?
A busy and fast paced business with great benefits, and plenty of opportunities for career progression - join Travis Perkins plc as a Category Assistant based in Crick and share our success and good times with a hard-working, friendly bunch of people.

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