Who is our client?
Our client are a leading blue chip construction products / supplies business and they are looking to appoint 3 x Product Managers. You will be based at head office in South Yorkshire but this role will also involve Nationwide travel. In this role you will develop and continually refine a cohesive and robust category strategy driving sales activity in the sector. This role will suit an ambitious purchasing / procurement professional with knowledge in a construction supplies related category.
The role requirements
You will report directly to the Senior Category Manager, with responsibility for sourcing, purchasing and achieving the supply of quality products to the business for a defined category.
You will look to maximise gross profit through effective negotiation with suppliers in line with company expectations
You will develop and enhance relationships with suppliers and ensure they understand and meet the company's service requirements.
You will manage the suppliers in order to continually improve stock availability and maximise stock turn and maintain accurate records of supplier negotiations and agreements.
You will develop, present and gain approval for business plans and resources for your defined category.
You will establish the price of products and ensure that sales and profit targets are achieved, whilst developing the product range to meet the needs of the customers.
You will actively work cross functionally to bring new products to the market as well as gathering market data to support range and product development.
You will optimise stock turn through robust supply chain management.
What sort of people are we looking for?
You are ideally degree or similar level qualified, and hold a CIPS or a similar professional qualification.
You are commercially experienced in delivering profit enhancement, ideally in a high volume construction supplies category or similar.
You have a proven track record and experience of category management in indirect markets.
You possess a good level of commercial understanding of Procurement concepts and their impact on a business.
Global market awareness with proven ability to source from diverse market sectors is advantageous.