Assistant Category Manager
Fletcher Building
Auckland City, AUK
3d ago
source : ExploreJobs

Help us build New Zealand! The New Zealand Distribution Division brings together our retail and distribution chains - PlaceMakers and Mico - and operates as New Zealand's leading and largest supplier of building materials to the local commercial and residential construction markets.

The division employs over 3,000 people through more than 130 branches and sites across New Zealand.The Role : Reporting to the Merchandise Manager, this role will see you supporting our timber and building product categories, along with our stores and suppliers to help continually grow the categories within Mico and PlaceMakers.

As part of our merchandise team, you will be based here at our National Office in Penrose.Your core function will be focused on providing product and promotional support for our stores and delivering key initiatives across specific category lines.

You will own and maintain all product information and make careful use of pricing analysis and market trends to determine the best product range for our stores.

You will be responsible for -Supporting category strategy, ranging and pricingProviding recommendations, reporting and data / competitor analysis to category managersAssisting with catalogue content / creationProviding support to the branch network regarding any queriesAssisting the wider team in sourcing the right products whilst optimising our purchasing power through effective negotiation skillsAbout You : Your ability to build meaningful working relationships both internally and externally is essential.

You will be a great communicator and enjoy speaking with people from all walks of life and you will also have solid influencing skills engaging with key suppliers at a strategic level and brainstorming ways to add value to our customers.

Alongside this you can also demonstrate the following Innovative with a solutions approachStrong analytical and administration skills with excellent attention to detailSystems savvy and highly proficient with MS Office, in particular ExcelThrive in a fast-paced environment with the ability to pivot and manage changing prioritiesPlay an influential role to drive brands and products and improve customer engagementWhat’s on offer?

We offer a progressive career path for our employees and here you will challenge and stretch your thinking to deliver tangible outcomes while being mentored by a strong leadership team who is keen to see you succeed and learn.

You will have access to staff benefits and great buying privileges, plus you will be working in our conveniently accessible Fletcher Building campus which has its own café and a free parking space too!Every day will be different for you and it is an exciting time to be part of a growing business that continuously strives to be the best building partner in the market and takes pride in making sure we're delivering the level of service our customers expect.

Express your interest today by clicking Apply and we will be back in touch with you soon.Please note a pre-employment medical, including a drug test will be required as well as the legal right to work in NZ indefinitely.

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