Reference : 571699

Trading Manager

  • Supply Chain
  • United Kingdom
    Coventry
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/29/2019

Additional description

Trading Manager – Saint Gobain Building Distribution (SGBD) – Coventry, Warwickshire

Saint Gobain - Winners of ‘TOP EMPLOYER UK AND GLOBAL' four years running! (2016-2019)

Are you organised, personable and looking for the next challenge in your career? If so, our Category Team have an exciting new Trading Manager role based at our Coventry Head Offices.

In this role, you’ll help create and deliver the Jewson Customer Proposition with regard to Product, Pricing and Promotions. You’ll also be tasked with driving sales, increasing market share and ultimately raising profits across Jewson in line with company objectives.

As a Trading Manager with Saint-Gobain, you will:

  • Own and deliver the Customer Value Proposition to drive category growth, gain market share and increase the business’ profit.
  • Drive the implementation of the range within the business, and monitor adherence.
  • Be accountable for the Price Position of the category, agreeing and delivering the Promotional Strategy for your category.
  • Be the authority on Product detail, specification and performance through continual development of product/market knowledge.
  • Generate and analyse reports to implement recommendations for the category.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to maximise Supplier Rebate Thresholds, mitigate risk and facilitate the trading position.
  • Support the Category Assistants in their role as the first line of contact for internal customers and stakeholders.
  • Act as first line in supplier interaction with regard to product development, promotions, ranging and sales plans.
  • Deputise for the Category Director as necessary.

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.

So if you…

  • Have previous expertise within a customer focused trading environment - focused on Range, Promotions and Pricing.
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness and good business acumen.
  • Possess strong numerical and analytical skills, with the ability to easily assimilate information.
  • Have strong communication, influencing and presentation skills.
  • Are IT literate in appropriate Microsoft and database systems
  • Can work under pressure and manage multiple simultaneous priorities.
  • Hold a full and valid UK Driving licence (travel and overnight stays are required).

…we may just be the right fit for each other! Does this sound like you?

We also offer some fantastic benefits, including:

  • A competitive salary.
  • A company car, mobile and laptop.
  • 31 days holiday (including bank holidays).
  • A defined contribution pension scheme.
  • Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days holiday to be bought or sold).
  • As an employee, you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
  • Staff discounts on high street and leisure activities and various other benefits.

If you’re up for a new challenge, we would love to hear from you!

Saint-Gobain encourage and welcome diverse applications AND ARE COMMITTED TO SUCCESS THROUGH OUR DIVERSE COLLEAGUE COMMUNITY. We’re committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of ethnicity, colour, race, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, taste in music, fashion sense or any other characteristic that makes you unique. If you have a disability or special need that requires support or adjustments to working or interview arrangements, please let us know.

On occasion we need to close advertisements earlier than expected, we therefore strongly encourage you to make your application promptly to avoid disappointment.

AGENCY? 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. Saint-Gobain accepts no responsibility for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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