Plumbing, Heating & Bathroom Category Manager

Recruiter
MYERS Building Supplies
Location
Huddersfield
Posted
24 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
We have an opportunity for a Plumbing, Heating & Bathroom Category Manager to join our branch network providing support for a number of brancheson a full time, permanent basis. Myers Building Supplies has 14 branches throughout Yorkshire and is part of the family owned Myers Group. As a key member of the MBS team, the primary aim of the Plumbing, Heating & Bathroom Category Manager is to devise and deliver an effective category strategy for Plumbing, Heating & Bathrooms and in doing so play an active role in sales and profit growth. Main duties of our Plumbing, Heating & Bathroom Category Manager: - Contribute to the delivery of the MBS sales and margin targets whilst maintaining a value proposition for the customer - In liaison with the Buying Manager, support the category strategy for Plumbing & Heating including core range, trials, special buys, new product introductions, and exit plans - In liaison with the Sales Manager and Business Development Manager, agree merchandising, marketing and promotional plans to drive the category sales - In collaboration with the stock management team, identify the stock profiles for each branch and their optimum order quantities and lead times - Work with branch staff to continuously improve their knowledge and credibility of Plumbing, Heating and Bathrooms - Ensure that relevant Fortis Lightside category meetings are represented by MBS and learnings are shared to improve buying/selling practices. - Liaise proactively with branch customers to fulfil their requirements - Help to build a sustainable base of customers for the Plumbing, Heating and Bathroom category: Identifying leads, building a pipeline and converting into sales; Providing support, information, and guidance; researching and recommending new opportunities; recommending profit and service improvements. - Seek and continuously develop knowledge and information about competitor activity, pricing and tactics, and communicate this to relevant departments with recommendations. - Attend any other meetings, group discussions or carry out other reasonable duties on request of your line manager To become our Plumbing, Heating & Bathroom Category Manager you must have the following skills, experience and attributes : - Experienced plumbing and heating professional with a buying/sales background - Strategic thinker with a ‘can do’ attitude - IT literate - Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own workload. - Good time management and the ability to work under pressure and to tight schedules. - A professional attitude and demeanour. - Experience of trade merchants. - Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. - Must be self-motivated, have strong interpersonal skills and can solve problems at source. - Must possess excellent organisational skills and good time management. - Must be self-driven, genuine with a positive attitude and clear focus. - Must be sufficiently mobile and flexible to work beyond the call of duty to achieve results. Applications are invited from individuals who are enthusiastic with a positive attitude, enjoy working in a busy trade environment, are customer focused and enjoy working as part of a team. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a Plumbing, Heating & Bathroom Category Manager and would like to join our team please click ‘ Apply ’ today. Unfortunately we can’t respond to all applications so if you haven’t heard from us within 3 weeks of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/86578731

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