Job description

Job description

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  • Department:
    Buying
  • City:
    Nuneaton
  • Job Type:
    Full Time
  • Number of Hours:
    37.5
  • Closing Date:
    3 February 2022
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent
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Assistant Category Manager (14993)

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Burton-Upon-Trent

Hours: 37.5hrs

Salary: £Industry Competitive + Company benefits

It's an exciting time to be at Holland & Barrett. We are investing across all areas of our business with a vision of empowering our customers to live happier, healthier lives. Our mission is to be the leading player in global wellness chosen by millions as their trusted partner for personalised wellness journeys. To achieve this goal, we are embarking on a radical transformation. We are recruiting top talent in all areas of our business, from Finance to Digital Marketing, from HR to IT, as well as new functions around Health and Wellness.

The Role:

We have a great opportunity to join our Buying Team at Holland & Barrett International, based in our Store Support Centre in Nuneaton, nr Coventry (CV10 7RH).

As an Assistant Category Manager working in the Beauty Category, you will report to the Senior Category Manager, and will own the product management process of a specialist, market leading retailer – from the drawing board into our customers' hands.

You will source and develop product ranges which satisfy our customers' requirements, whilst achieving our company objectives. 

Key Accountabilities:

  • Working with the Own-Label Buying and Product Development Teams, and the supplier base, to deliver an innovative and profitable product range to meet anticipated customer demand and improve the commercial performance of the Category.
  • Delivering range reviews for your category focused on meeting the needs of our customers and delivering profitable growth.
  • Management and control of the Supplier base
  • Supplier negotiations
  • Coordinate and ensure right first time, on time implementation of Category activity with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monthly promotional sales and product forecasting.
  • Product lifecycle management
The Person:
  • Experience of retail Category Management or Buying.
  • Good negotiation skills and influencing skills.
  • Strong communication and time management skills.
  • Track record of working independently.
  • Ability to build relationships both with suppliers and internal multi-discipline teams.
  • Strong numeracy and analytical ability to find trends and patterns from reports.
  • Experience in using forecasting tools and techniques and intermediate user of all Microsoft Office tools including Excel.
We offer:
  • Pension 3% company contribution
  • Discounted Products - from day one you'll get a 25% discount (on top of other promotions) when you shop at H&B on anything that you buy.
  • Holiday: 25 days paid holiday and 8 public holidays for you to do what you love
  • Colleague Recognition Scheme
  • Free Confidential Advice & Colleague Welfare if you need confidential advice 24/7
  • Mental Health First Aiders - we have lots of qualified Mental Health First Aiders because its all about your health & wellbeing
  • Refer and Earn Scheme - as we're growing you can earn money by referring people to join us from your network
  • Learning and Development opportunity with Holland & Barrett is a great base for career development long term
  • And many more!

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The Company

Holland & Barrett is one of the nation's most loved and trusted brands, known for offering quality health food, vitamins and supplements all sold by highly trained and qualified advisors.

Bucking the current trend of high street retailers, we forecast significant growth and expansion plans in the coming years, with considerable investment going into all areas of the business. We certainly embrace change and drive speed in everything we do. Every day presents a different challenge, but every day is also filled with fun, teamwork and passion to succeed and surpass every expectation.

Join us and see how far you can go…


 
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Location
Head Office - Samuel Ryder House
7 Barling Way, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV10 7RH
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