Category Assistant

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    Marketing & PR

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    Stuart McDougall

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Permanent Role - Shift pattern is Monday to Friday - 40 hours per week

We are looking for Categories Assistant to join our successful team within an Electrical Trade Wholesaler based out of Bristol.

  • Contracted to 40 hours per week

  • Monday to Friday

  • Shift times : 8am - 5pm

  • No bank holiday working required

  • Benefits : Pension scheme, Life assurance, 25 days holiday

As a Categories Assistant, you will be integral part of the Products & Categories team; you will be supporting the manager and branch operation with selecting, pricing & positioning of products.

You will need to have exceptional attention to detail as you will be setting up initial stock profiles in line with the offer plan and liaising with internal teams & suppliers to ensure the commercial information is keep relevant.

You need to be a great relationship builder as you will working alongside your internal team & branch network to resolve purchase escalations and assist with all product recalls. You will use your experience in previous roles to drive the vetting process for all purchases orders to ensure they meet agreed company values.

You will use your previous experience in a commercial, purchasing or finance function to bring your high level of administration knowledge to this fast paced and exciting role.

The Role:

  • Setting up initial stock profiles in line with the offer plan to ensure correct information and quantities; taking actions to help ensure target availability is achieved

  • Liaising with purchasing (stock management, P&I)

  • Liaising with pricing and marketing teams to ensure new and existing products are sufficiently stocked to support campaigns

  • Control, manage and vet pro-forma payments

  • Liaise with supplier, branches and purchasing to ensure commercial information is kept current and relevant

  • Managing any exit strategy of stock as necessary

  • Vetting of purchase orders over agreed value

  • Review purchase orders to ensure commercial deals are being used to maximum effect and the greatest discount is used.

  • Liaise with internal buyers to manage purchase and distribution of stock to branches

  • Supporting branches and RMs in resolution of queries (product, supplier, supply)

  • Managing product recalls through the whole process

  • Effective communications to the branch networks on varied commercial aspects

  • Review prospective suppliers/products/categories and report potential opportunities and threats to the P&C manager accordingly.

  • Regular review of Connector and website to ensure integrity of information given

  • Other general administrative support to the commercial department

  • Produce relevant reports and analysis to assist the commercial team understand category performance

The Person:

  • Previous experience in an administration or assistant role in a commercial, purchasing or finance function

  • Attention to detail and high accuracy, with good organisational skills

  • Able to demonstrate working to tight deadlines and under pressure

  • Experience of building effective working relationships with team members and key stakeholders (internal & external)

  • Good standard of written and oral communication skills

  • Good commercial acumen and strong analytical skills

Please APPLY ON LINE today or call out team on 02476 012 894 if you have any questions

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.