Competitive plus car, bonus, pension, 30 days holiday + bank!

About The Role

Competitive salary and benefits including; Company car/allowance, bonus, contributory pension, 30 days holiday (plus bank), life assurance, single PMI and many more!

We are looking for an experienced Category Manager to be responsible for the delivery of Category Plans that maximise sales and profit for both Costcutter and our Retailers.

The role encompasses all aspects of Category Management including ranging, pricing, strategy development, supplier management, promotional planning and securing income for marketing and media support.

You will mentor and develop the Category Assistants and oversee the Category-specific activities of Category Assistants and Trading Assistants. 

Example duties of this role include:

  • Ensure that all activities and decisions support achievement and delivery of the budget for sales, wholesale margin, retail POR and cash profit
  • Use sound commercial reasoning and influence to ensure that availability is maximised across product categories
  • Demonstrate commitment to our retailers by ensuring that all decisions and actions are viewed through the lens of the retailer
  • Effective focus and management of internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • Creation and implementation of Category strategy, to include the delivery of Category plans to ensure that financial targets are met
  • Creating promotional plans including volume forecasts
  • Range management and development – identifying gaps, reviewing the current range status, liaising with key suppliers and managing the price proposition to provide our Retailers with the most competitive range and price in the sector

About You

Using your experience in FMCG Retail or the Wholesale sector (Buying or Category Management), you will have the ability to confidently demonstrate tenacity, determination and assertiveness in pursuit of a commercially successful outcome, managing conflict where necessary. You will be a problem solver, numerate and build relationships internally and externally through the use of effective negotiating and influencing skills.

We’d love to hear from you if we match your job search!

About Costcutter

Our vision is simple; helping independent retailers to thrive.

Join us and you will be joining our values driven, fast paced business and become part of a friendly and dynamic culture. We work together, building strong relationships and embracing different styles. That way everyone can turn up as themselves.

Like innovating? So do we, we embrace change and believe we can always be better, in fact it’s one of Our Values!

Tell me more…

We have been championing independent retailers for over 30 years. Our Head Office remains in York and we have over 600 employees in Head Office and around the country.

We supply goods and services to independently-owned convenience stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland as well as to our company owned estate. These stores trade under a number of brands including Costcutter, Simply Fresh and Mace.

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