Category Manager - PPE, Hygiene & Industrial Packaging

40000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual
20 Mar 2017
22 Mar 2017
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Category Manager - PPE, Hygiene & Industrial Packaging

Lyreco UK & Ireland

We are a leading provider of Workplace Solutions, our aim is to 'Simplify life at work' and we succeed in this by providing our wide range of business customers an end-to-end solution for all their Workplace needs and more. Add in optimum service levels from relationships to tailored delivery points, you are left with one of the best Workplace Solution propositions out there.

The salary package is up to GBP50,000k + company car, 10% bonus + corporate benefits package. The role is predominately based at our Telford, Shropshire HQ but will also include business travel as and when required.

Growth is something we are familiar with at Lyreco, we have ambitious plans to be even better and offer an even wider range of products and services. Diversity and adapting to our ever changing market place has and will continue to be key to meeting our goals.

As part of our growth plan we are looking to recruit a Category Manager to manage our Hygiene, PPE and Industrial Packaging sectors. From hard hats, to cleaning fluids and corrugated roll to pallet wrap! We are looking for an experienced and motivated Category Manager who is looking to progress their career as part of a rewarding, fast moving and dynamic Marketing Team. On a wider scale, you will be part of a fantastically ethical business who really cares about the people inside and outside of the business we work in.

There will be a strong customer centric approach in the role, you will be responsible for delivering the strategic and tactical plans for your Category to ensure growth and to exceed the general market trends. This means you will challenge the 'norm' within the business with 'out of the box' creativity to bring new products or services to market and develop strategies to maximise sales of existing products within your category.

As well as being up to date with market evolutions, trends and your competition, you will be expected to develop strong commercial relationships across all Sales Divisions to maintain the key link between Marketing and Sales.

Optimising spend and negotiating the buying conditions, will also be an integral part of roles responsibilities.

To be successful and develop in this role, we require an individual that;

- Develops excellent business relationships at all levels of contact.
- University degree, preferably in Marketing, Economics or Business.
- Is an experienced Category Manager within Commercial environment.
- Excellent proven negotiating skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines and 'Project Manage'.
- Is available to travel in line with business requirements.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.

If this sounds in line with your next career move and you would like to be considered for this exciting and new opening, then we would like to hear from you.