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Homeware Category Assistant – Hybrid (TGN4476) – Excellent Salary DOE

Homeware Category Assistant – Hybrid (TGN4476) – Excellent Salary DOE

Location: Greater Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Homeware

Job Ref: TGN4476

The Company:

An exciting opportunity for a Category Assistant to join a fast-moving team for a leading home textile company. You will be responsible for preparing and analysing commercial data and market trends to support profitable sales growth of our customer and ourselves. You will support the Category Manager to deliver a pipeline of new product for customer selection & maintain required administration accurately and completely.

Benefits:

  • Hybrid working 2 – 3 days in the office a week
  • 23 days holiday – rising to 25 over 2 years
  • Free car parking
  • Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Responsibilities:

  • Understand what the competition are selling / pricing structures / marketing for given product areas.
  • Create development diaries and track and push internally and externally with the factories any developments.
  • Samples management required for customer meetings.
  • Reviewing pricing
  • Costing for new factory designs
  • Cross Costing Current designs
  • Updating current and new prices on JDE price list
  • Critical Path Management – New Ranges
  • Setting up critical paths with factories for selected products ensuring we can meet the required shipment dates to meet launch.
  • Creating and sending out internally packaging forms and photography forms
  • Responsible for weekly Intake sheets being updated and sent to our Customer giving overview of approvals and what is outstanding.
  • Escalating and tracking any products at risk and agreeing an action plan.
  • Work with the Technical team to highlight any potential issues. Track these through development to resolve.
  • Communicate across various departments to ensure we are hitting key dates on critical path.
  • Creating and sending out internally packaging forms and photography forms
  • Range Management
  • Updating development documents
  • Creating initial PowerPoints to send out to internally/ customers
  • Liaise with Merchandising / Stock Control for on time vs delayed deliveries and updating customer information accordingly.
  • Liaise with Technical on new products, new factories, and quality issues.
  • General housekeeping duties for Data/sample storage/showroom & updating Bars (our system that holds record and imagery off all current/selected and offered lines to the customer)

Skills Required:

  • Have a background in Merchandising or Buyer would be suitable.
  • Advanced excel skills required and ability to work with mass data.
  • Ability to communicate with Customers and Suppliers on Teams calls and face to face meetings.
  • Ability and the confidence to produce and present Power points internally and externally.
  • Attention to detail is critical as dealing with large amounts of data.
  • Understand the specification of the product in more detail to give you greater understanding on developing right products for the customer.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Enjoys working as part of a wider team and likes to get stuck in.
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