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Category Manager- Timber

Job Title: Category Manager- Timber
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands,
Industry:
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Car/Car allowance, bonus, benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q99627
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email: richard.ashcroft@questsearch.co.uk
Job Published: March 22, 2016 18:51

Job Description

Category Manager- East Midlands- Timber

My client, a hugely successful multi-brand retail and wholesaler, is looking for an accomplished Buyer, Product Manager or Category Manager covering their Timber category.

The overall purpose of the role is to:

  • Manage suppliers to deliver reduced COGs, improve margin opportunity and maintain competitive advantage
  • Manage and develop the supplier relationships to optimise supply and exploit efficient routes to market
  • Work closely with the commercial teams to develop product ranges in line with customer needs and to improve market penetration opportunities
  • Identify and realise continual process improvement
  • Conduct regular overseas sourcing trips to ensure best value for money

I am looking for a strong negotiator, highly literate and with previous product development experience in a similar role.

In addition to the above, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Source and negotiate the supply of quality products to meet the identified business needs
  • Manage the supply base and improve supplier performance levels e.g. OTIF and lead times
  • Ensure suppliers fully understand and meet service requirements
  • Manage KPI's to monitor financial and other product performance targets and initiate action plans to ensure these targets are met
  • Monitor competitor activity to assess and evaluate position in the market place to realise and identify opportunities
  • Ensure all negotiations and communications are transacted in accordance with the requirements of the Competition Act

The salary bracket for the above position is £50-£55k and comes with a car, pension, healthcare and all the usual trimmings, including a competitive bonus.

If you have experience in all of the above and are looking for an exciting new challenge, please apply today using an up-to-date CV or feel free to call Richard Ashcroft on 0208 222 0555 for a confidential discussion.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.