Category Manager - Retail
Toolstation Limited
Bridgwater, Somerset
9d ago

Description : What you’ll be doing

What you’ll be doing

Making decisions that will impact the success of Toolstation. You’ll manage your category / categories end to end to deliver range targets and business objectives that will see Toolstation go from strength to strength.

Delivering a market leading range of products; you’ll optimise ranges to grow sales and margin to ensure a competitor edge.

A category expert you’ll understand the needs of your customer, developing your range and promotional plans through product leadership highly motivated you’ll continuously work achieve optimum cost through challenging negotiations and supplier management.

What you’ll bring

In the ideal world you’ll have previous category management and buying experience in either a trade, DIY or home improvement environment.

What you must have is the ability to understand commercial risks and proven experience of spotting opportunities using product and consumer knowledge as well as market awareness.

  • Demonstrable ability to engage and influence key senior stakeholders
  • Strong negotiation skills, using appropriate techniques to move others to gain mutual agreements
  • Analytical skills to monitor and measure sales results and adjust product ranges to ensure sales targets and margins are achieved.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Numerate with experience of managing costs and budgets
  • Experience of Far East direct sourcing, and UK supplier management would be great but isn’t a deal breaker
  • What we’ll give to you

    At Toolstation we’re proud to offer great career development opportunities to our colleagues, with a strong culture of recognising and supporting talent and promoting colleagues from within.

    You’ll be challenged in your role and our values are high; but we’re here to support you and ensure your success with us.

    As part of the Travis Perkins group plc, Toolstation are able to offer great benefits to our employees; including colleague pension, childcare vouchers, competitive rates of pay, discount on products across the Travis Perkins Group, company share save schemes and more!

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