Category Manager
Job Ref: HKPNW0611/NM
Dublin 2, Co. Dublin
€Excellent DOE Plus Benefits
Part of Grafton Group Plc, Grafton Merchanting ROI is a significant player in the builder’s merchanting industry and a leader in Ireland and the UK.
Within Ireland, they also operate a strong DIY retailing organisation with stores nationwide and a kitchen business operating under a number of brands. They are now looking for a Category Manager to join their team in Dublin.
Fostering an exciting and vibrant environment, Grafton Merchanting ROI offers the chance to drive the growth of an important function within their business.
As the Category Manager, you’ll drive the profitable growth of the Building Materials Category.
Specifically, you’ll source products, identify trends in the market to guide the company’s product offering and work closely with colleagues to ensure that product prices are competitive.
Reporting to the Category Director, you will:
– Develop the category strategy and maximise customer engagement
– Manage purchasing budgets
– Deliver innovative supplier strategies
– Ensure that supplier contracts and master data is up-to-date
To be considered, you’ll need:
– At least five years’ experience in a construction or retail environment, dealing with suppliers and customers
– Experience of dealing with product selection and ordering
– Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence others across functional disciplines
– Excellent MS Office skills
Customer-focused and commercially astute, as the Category Manager, you must have superb communication skills, a team player mentality and the ability to work on your own initiative.
A third level qualification in business or similar would be beneficial, as would experience of international sourcing, trade shows and managing extended lead times.
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Additional Keywords: Category Manager, Building Materials Category Manager, Building Category Manager, Construction Category Manager, Product Category Manager, Construction, Retail.