Category Assistant

Posted 28/05/2021 by SIG plc

Our customers and colleagues are at the very heart of what we do.  To achieve this, we employ exceptional people who are engaged and rewarded for the value they bring to the organisation and who are able to demonstrate our leading behaviours – Be bold in what you do, be flexible and agile, and make a positive difference. 
We are currently looking to recruit a Category Assistant to proactively provide support to the business categories, o develop/process map and maintain a universal way of working across all Business units to maximise efficiency.
We offer a great opportunity to build your career in a market leading business, along with a competitive salary and excellent benefits that include 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays, a great pension, life insurance and a share save scheme.
What does the role involve?
As a Category Assistant, you will provide the business categories with the necessary reports and analysis and collect and analyse data, measuring Category performance.  You will need to be proactive and creative in suggesting and influencing trading, marketing and commercial initiatives and will focus on maximising gross profit through effective negotiation with suppliers, in line with Company expectations.  In addition, you’ll look to maintain the integrity of pricing of the Company in its markets, whilst developing the product range to meet the needs of the customer.
The successful candidate will require:
•    Effective communication skills in order to develop and enhance relationships with suppliers and both internal and external customers
•    The ability to maintain accurate records of supplier negotiations and agreements
•    Experience supporting a buying or Category team or similar and will have strong organisational skills
•    Good numeracy skills and a high standard of IT Skills, particularly advanced Excel
About us…
SIG Plc. is a leading supplier of specialist building materials to trade customers across Europe with strong positions in its core markets as a specialist distributor of insulation and interiors products and as a merchant of roofing and exteriors products.  
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