Head office
Category
Strategy
Manager

About the job

  • Trade House, Mead Avenue, Houndstone Business Park, Yeovil, BA22 8RT
  • Up to £45,000
  • Full Time (37.5 hours) - Permanent

Overview

Do you have experience developing and pushing boundaries of Commercial strategies? Do you want to be part of fast-growing business? Then this role could be the one for you!

What an exciting time to join Screwfix, a true market leader and one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK and Ireland with over 730 stores. Your growth will also be critical to us, and we’ll support you to reach your potential and achieve your ambitions, no matter what they are.

At the heart of our business is our Commercial team whose innovation and strategy ensure our customers have the best offering of products as well as service and can get their job done right first time.

In this exciting role you will be at the core of the strategy working alongside the category manager to shape and define the strategic direction of the overall customer proposition for Hand Tools, Power Tools, Power Tool Accessories, and Screws & Fixings. You will be driving the category plans/road map that fulfil customer needs and delivers the Screwfix Trading Strategy at a category level, and directly support the delivery of new and existing business.

Key responsibilities

You will work with an energetic trading and category team that is key to developing our customer offer, through sourcing and interpreting customer and market insight, identifying strategic opportunities, understanding the Trading Strategy, and ultimately facilitating the development of Category Plans with the Category team that support our ambitions.

  • You’ll work closely with the Category Teams and Customer Insight team, as well as many other stakeholders around the business
  • Drive the category plans and review process for your specific categories, partnering with the relevant Category & Trading manager to design and deliver a category plan that is aligned to our business strategy and right for our customers
  • Interpret and manipulate data from multiple sources and systems (e.g. financial, transactional, store and customer) to build a complete view of performance and potential opportunities within the Category
  • Execute detailed analysis to inform, develop and value all elements of a robust category plan, including range and price, promotional mechanics, all channel strategy, and translate this into recommendations to present to key stakeholders
  • Support cross-category analysis and initiatives, developing frameworks and tools that help to deliver a consistent and data-led approach to category management
  • Drive clarity by framing the right commercial questions, often from a position of ambiguity
  • Think independently, are curious and can challenge the status quo, with a drive to identify and solve issues

Required skills & experience

  • Strategic thinker: able to draw insights from detailed analysis, and join the dots across a spectrum of metrics to provide bigger-picture recommendation
  • Demonstrate a customer centric approach
  • Analyse and review data to draw key insights
  • Work collaboratively and have strong influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Able to articulately present plans, ideas and concepts to multiple stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively and have strong influencing skills
  • Experience in supporting strategic projects, with a strong strategic and commercial acumen 

Benefits

  • 33 days’ holiday
  • Award winning pension scheme – up to 14% Kingfisher contribution
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • 20% discount with Screwfix and B&Q
  • Discounted healthcare and life cover
  • Loyalty recognition & company share save scheme
  • Currently working flexibly from home
  • In-house training and development

Sustainability at Screwfix

We are committed to running our operations sustainably and supporting our customers to make sustainable choices. We want every colleague to feel involved and to champion sustainability in their area, ensuring that sustainability is at the heart of how we work.

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If you require any additional support or adjustments to help you make an application, please contact us at careers@screwfix.com

Training
programmes

We’re growing, and we want our people grow with us. That’s why we pull out all the stops to make sure our people continue to learn and develop new skills. It’s all about giving you the tools to build a career that’s right for you.

Be yourself
at Screwfix

We all want to feel able to be ourselves. To have the same treatment, opportunities and recognition. When we stop thinking about our differences and come together, we’re united by our ambitions. This year, we launched our Inclusion Network, Us. It’s an initiative driven by colleagues from across the business who are passionate about helping to build an accepting, inclusive and educated culture where colleagues feel they can be their true selves and reach their potential. This is when we can accomplish incredible things.

Head Office

At the heart of the West Country in Yeovil, Somerset - is our Head Office. Within easy reach of London, Somerset offers the perfect balance of tranquillity and opportunity.

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active customers
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Head Office location

Trade House, Houndstone Business Park, Mead Ave, Yeovil BA22 8RT

Working during COVID-19

As an essential retailer, we are still trading even through lockdowns. But it’s important our colleagues can stay safe at work.

Social Distancing

We have social distancing measures in place across all of our stores and Contact Centre, with colleagues in Head Office encouraged to work from home. We have also laid out one-way systems and 2m distance signage across sites.

Colleague Protection

To ensure protection, PPE is available for our colleagues and face coverings must be worn by customers. We also have sanitising stations available across all of our sites and regularly test our sites to ensure they remain sterile.

Perspex screens

We have also installed Perspex screens in store so our colleagues are protected, and our customers can continue to shop safely and normally.

Application process

Applying

Simple, quick and easy. Just complete our application form and attach your CV. Then sit back whilst we review your application.

Interview

Prepare for a competency-based interview and questions around your experience, knowledge of Screwfix and the role you’ve applied for. We recommend taking a look at our careers page and even popping into a Trade Counter, to learn as much about us as possible.

Decision

If we decide we’re both a good match, we will make you an official offer. Then, once you’ve accepted and we have completed pre-employment checks, you’ll receive your contract.

Category Strategy Manager

  • Yeovil
  • Up to £45,000
  • Full Time (37.5 hours) - Permanent