Category Assistant (10358) in Coventry

Job Title: Category Assistant - Sports    Job Type:...   Location: Nuneaton    Hours: 37.5 Full...   Salary: £ Competitive + Company...   The... We have a...

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Job Title: Category Assistant - Sports 


Job Type: Permanent


Location: Nuneaton 


Hours: 37.5 Full Time


Salary: £ Competitive + Company Benefits


The Role

We have a great opportunity to join our Buying Team at Holland & Barrett International, based in our Store Support Centre in Nuneaton, nr Coventry (CV10 7RH).

As the Buying Assistant working on the Sports Category you will report to one of the Category Managers, and will be responsible for assisting the Category Manager to develop and manage product ranges, which achieve company sales, margin and promotional income objectives as outlined in the category strategy.


  • Supporting the team with all aspects of the promotional process, ensuring an excellent level of detail, and on-time delivery
  • Producing weekly/monthly analysis and reviews for in-season trading performance of categories to identify opportunities to improve commercial performance
  • Liaising with suppliers to progress branded and own label product requirements as discussed with the Category Manager
  • Ensuring that all administration and data input relating to product information, cost prices and supplier details are accurately maintained
  • Continuously support the monitoring of competitor activity and the market place.
  • To assist in the management of the critical path to deliver range reviews within agreed timescales
  • Owning the invoicing process, and dealing with any supplier queries
  • Implementing and owning processes to ensure effective ways of working.


The Person


  • Determined and tenacious
  • Optimistic and open-minded to change
  • Customer focussed
  • Positive, resourceful and an energetic team worker
  • Driven to continuously improve both yourself and your team's performance
  • Able to build relationships with both suppliers and internal multi-discipline team
  • IT literate including excel skills, must be confident in using and maintaining spread sheets
  • Good level of numerical and analytical skills with a keen eye for detail
  • A good communicator, with strong time management skills




The Company

Holland & Barrett is one of the nation's most loved and trusted brands, known for offering quality health food, vitamins and supplements all sold by highly trained and qualified advisors.

Bucking the current trend of high street retailers, we forecast significant growth and expansion plans in the coming years, with considerable investment going into all areas of the business. We certainly embrace change and drive speed in everything we do. Every day presents a different challenge, but every day is also filled with fun, teamwork and passion to succeed and surpass every expectation.

Join us and see how far you can go…


Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate Jobs
Published at
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Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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