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Category Assistant

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Job Type
20 Jul 2022

Howdens Joinery are looking for a Category Assistant to join the Commercial Department, supporting the Category Team to source and deliver market leading ranges of products, enabling growth and profitability whilst providing a value-added service to the Depots.

Based at either our Raunds Campus or Howden Site and reporting to a Category Buyer, we are looking for someone who is passionate about product with the confidence to support and service UK depots. As an effective communicator you will be experienced in building working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Answering Depot calls and queries
  • Creating and communicating accurate and fit for purpose product information to Depots and Marketing Teams.
  • Support the Category team in managing circa £60m of spend
  • Support the Category team to manage 15 supplier relationships
  • Delivering category budget
  • Supporting the management of product ranges, delivering promotions and new products to agreed timelines
  • Creating and maintaining data including SAP, K8, STEP
  • Support the Category team with price and market analysis and commercial presentations

We are looking for:

  • CIPS accreditation is desirable but not essential
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Product and lifecycle management
  • Relationship management
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and annual company bonus
  • Competitive Pension Plan with a maximum company contribution of 12%
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays with the option to buy additional days
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Staff Discount
  • Exceptional Reward and Recognition events.

About Howdens:

Howdens Joinery is a highly successful FTSE 100 business, with more than 800 depots nationwide and more than 11,000 staff. Last year our sales reached circa 2.1bn, and we continue to experience significant growth and success. Despite our scale, Howdens remains a local business with traditional values.

We are the UK s number one trade kitchen supplier providing thousands of products across kitchens, joinery, and hardware. We have over 800 depots throughout the UK and Europe - making us the first choice for more than 460,000 loyal trade professionals.

As well as the opportunity to develop within a high-profile FTSE 100 company, you will be part of a rewarding organisation recognised for excellence in the workplace in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.

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  • Job Reference: 662541130-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Howdens Joinery
    Howdens Joinery
  • Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent