Category Assistant - Saint Gobain Building Distribution - Coventry, Warwickshire

Saint Gobain - Winners of 'TOP EMPLOYER UK AND GLOBAL 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019'

Are you organised, personable and looking for the next challenge in your career? If so, we may just have the opportunity you've been looking for!

Our Category team at our Central Office in Coventry are looking for a dedicated individual to provide day-to-day support of Category activity, providing first line support to internal customers (namely branch and sales colleagues) and act as a secondary contact for suppliers where necessary.

As a Category Assistant with Saint Gobain, you will:

  • Support the Buying and Trading Managers within the assigned categories.
  • Develop a good understanding of the competitor landscape and provide detailed competitor intelligence to the Buying and Trading Managers within their categories.
  • Support Buying and Trading Managers in their categories in the provision of market and product knowledge to influence Category performance.
  • Act as the first line of contact for internal customers, namely Branch and Sales colleagues, in the provision of pricing and commercial trading support - primarily within their own categories.
  • Act as the secondary / support contact for internal customers, namely branch and Sales colleagues for other categories.
  • Work to ensure all relevant processes are adhered to.
  • Establish and maintain successful relationships.
  • Own and develop the category plans for smaller sub-categories as assigned by Line Manager.

So if you have...

  • Experience within a buying or category role, advantageous though not essential.
  • Good numerical and analytical skills, with the ability to effortlessly assimilate information.
  • Demonstrable commercial awareness and good business acumen.
  • Good communication, influencing and presentation skills.
  • The ability to work on your own or as part of a team as necessary.
  • IT literacy skills in appropriate Microsoft and database systems.
  • The ability to manage own workload and work to tight deadlines.

...we may just be the right fit for each other! Does this sound like you?

We also offer some fantastic benefits, including:

  • Competitive Salary.
  • A defined contribution pension scheme.
  • Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days holiday to be bought or sold).
  • As an employee, you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Staff discounts on high street and leisure activities and various other benefits.

If you're up for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you!

Saint-Gobain encourage and welcome diverse applications AND ARE COMMITTED TO SUCCESS THROUGH OUR DIVERSE COLLEAGUE COMMUNITY. We're committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of ethnicity, colour, race, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, taste in music, fashion sense or any other characteristic that makes you unique. If you have a disability or special need that requires support or adjustments to working or interview arrangements, please let us know.

On occasion we need to close advertisements earlier than expected, we therefore strongly encourage you to make your application promptly to avoid disappointment.

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