SIG Plc is currently looking to recruit a commercially driven Category Manager to proactively provide support to the Construction Accessories category at an exciting time for the business. Although your base is Head Office in Sheffield, you’ll be based out of Manchester a large proportion of the time, with the capacity to work remotely from other sites or from home for part of the week after a settling in period.
What does the role involve?
As a Category Manager, you will provide the CA category with the necessary reports and analysis for the category, measuring performance and working closely with the new Specialist Internal Sales Team based in Manchester. You will need to be pro-active and creative in suggesting and influencing trading, marketing and commercial initiatives and will focus to maximise gross profit through effective negotiation with suppliers, in line with company expectations.
On an on-going basis, you will actively work cross functionally to bring new products to the market, gathering market data to support range and product development. In addition, you’ll improve the end to end profitability of the defined category by annually targeted levels.
To be a successful Category Manager you will manage the suppliers, in order to continually improve stock availability and maximise stock turn and ensure consistency of product specification and supplier quality control procedures, so that their products meet specification. You will look to maintain the integrity of pricing of the Company in its markets and establish the price of products and ensuring that sales and profit targets are achieved, whilst developing the product range to meet the needs of the customer.
To apply for the Category Manager position, candidates must have experience within a buying, category or product management environment, preferably with a construction or FMCG background. The successful candidate must have strong negotiation skills with the ability to strategically influence, in addition to great organisational skills. You must be assertive with the ability to communicate at all levels, have an understanding of data and analysis, be numerate and possess a high standard of IT skills.
More about us…
SIG is a leading supplier of specialist construction materials, distributing throughout the UK and Europe. From ground works to the roof and everything in between, we deliver the full range of specialist materials to the construction industry.
A group turnover of circa £2.8 billion and with numerous branches here in the UK alone, we’re also a fantastic place to build your career.
Our customers are at the very heart of what we do and how we do things. To achieve this we employ exceptional people who are able to demonstrate our core values of trust, integrity, teamwork, people who are committed to doing a really good job. We also like to have fun!