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Category/Buying Assistant

  1. CPS
  1. Category, Pricing & Product
  2. Permanent
  3. Full time
  4. Northamptonshire


Are you looking for your first step into a successful career ? We have an excellent opportunity to at P&H to join our commercial team as Category Assistant!

Category / Buying Assistants - P&H Division
Crick -Northamptonshire
Full Time 

If you have drive and ambition and want to become part of a growing team, this is the role for you. Our Plumbing and Heating Division at Travis Perkins plc are currently looking for a Category Assistant to work within the Commercial department. The main responsibility of this role is to support our Category Manager in the delivery of Category Strategy targets and objectives.

The role:

You will provide administration and organisational support to the category management team compiling reports, supplier performance data, updating price guides, setting up new supplier/products on the computer system including pricing and working with marketing to support supplier promotions. It is an exciting role touching all areas of our commercial operation, it's intended this role will be a development role towards progressing into category management.

This diverse role offers the successful candidate the opportunity to develop a broad range of skills including; product management, negotiation and stakeholder management.

What we’re looking for:

As a Category Assistant you will ideally have experience working in a commercial or Head Office environment, with the communication skills required to interpret customer needs.

You will possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, communicate on all levels, internally and externally, and have excellent written and verbal skills. You will be passionate and proactive in supporting the team to reach its full potential, whilst motivated to progress  their own personal development.

What we can offer:

Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey - from family business to forward thinking innovative business. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there's never been a better time to join us.

And if, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of benefits on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.