Category Manager - Specialist Timber Products - Coventry

Saint Gobain Building Distribution
Bermuda Park
27 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
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Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager - Specialist Timber Products - Coventry

We have an excellent opportunity for a passionate and motivated Category Manager to join our team, reporting in to the Category Director of Timber.

What will I be doing in the role?

In the role as a Category Manager your key responsibilities will be;

  • To increase market share & sales and £ margin in specialist timber products sold through Saint Gobain’s group of companies. Be the link between specialist businesses and Jewson to enable successful marketing, promotion and sales of higher value specialist product.
  • Develop the customer perception of the group in terms of the timber offer through solving customer’s product issues, expanding the customer base and the proportion of spend Jewson is able to secure from its core customers.
  • Ensure we have the right skills, stock and range in the right places to maximise the specialist business opportunity.

Am I who you are looking for?

First and foremost we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working; we innovate, we collaborate, we’re agile, we act with entrepreneurial spirit, and we’re supportive of and close to our customers. Does this sound like you?

What do we look for in a Category Manager?

  • You would be of graduate calibre with a business oriented degree (desirable)
  • You would hold a relevant professional timber qualification (desirable)
  • You would have timber industry experience ideally in higher value specialist timber & panel
  • Previous category management experience in a multi-site B2B environment
  • Preferable experience of within the Builders’ Merchant industry and / or have good general knowledge of Timber products
  • An ability to manage/influence internal and external stakeholders
  • The ability to recognize market trends and customer demands
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Has developed training and merchandising projects for a product or brand
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Project management experience
  • A valid driving license would be required as travel is required

What about the business I’ll be joining?

There are32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that recruit talented people in the UK and Ireland. However, regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

This vacancy is working for Jewson who are one of the largest chains of British general builders' merchants, selling to small and medium building contractors, as well as to the general public. Jewson are a part ofSaint-Gobain who isthe world leader in the habitat and construction markets, with over 170,000 employees and operations in 67 countries worldwide. With such a significant presence we are proud to offer our employees a career without boundaries… Are You In?

What are the benefits?

In addition to a competitive base salary plus an attractive bonus scheme, you will benefit from a significant focus on your own personal development and also have access to:

  • A great open working environment.
  • A defined contribution pension scheme.
  • 31 days holiday including the statutory bank holidays (Increasing to 33 with service).
  • Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days holiday to be bought or sold).
  • A defined share purchasing scheme (Each month you put away an agreed amount from your ‘pre-tax' pay and we use it to buy Saint-Gobain shares for you. As an added bonus, for every four shares you buy Saint-Gobain will give you an extra share free of charge).
  • As an employee you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Staff discounts and various other benefits.

What do I need to do now?

We would love to hear from you! In order to find out more and apply, please click below to register and submit your CV on our careers site. We will be in touch with you after your application to tell you about the next stages.


Please note that we have our own recruitment marketing and search functions alongside an already agreed set of agency partners and will not accept any third party CV’s/Applications from anyone unless invited to do so.