Center Parcs

Assistant Category Manager - Newark

Head Office, Nottinghamshire
Circa. £21,000 per annum
21 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Job Type
Full Time
We're a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.
Join the UK's number one short break destination. We are proud to have more than 7,000 team members across five Center Parcs Villages and Head Office, working to create memorable experiences for families in beautiful forest locations.
  • Annual profit share/management bonus
  • Staff Reward Scheme
  • Free use of leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in restaurant and retail outlets
In this role you will support the Category Manager in sourcing, tendering and contract management along with overall management of supplier performance and quality standards to optimise spend, with the objective of reducing total acquisition cost.
You will be responsible for directly managing a number of areas including seasonal ranges and non-food retail items and selected suppliers. You will also be responsible for presenting the optimal planograms within our retail categories, across all Center Parcs controlled outlets.
This is a demanding role suited to an individual with a level of awareness of planograms and merchandising in an FMCG, along with experience of Procurement.
The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with demonstrable interpersonal skills as this role will include liaison with internal stakeholders to establish requirements and working with Line Managers and other Procurement colleagues. 
You will be contracted to work 150 hours per 4 week period. Normal Head Office working hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, however flexibility will be required. 
Essential requirements:
  • Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal, with strong MS Excel and Power Point knowledge
  • Experience working within a Procurement Department / Procurement to Pay system environment
  • Flexibility in approach to work and ability to have multiple projects / ranges at any time whilst achieving deadlines set
  • Due to the high degree of interaction within this role, a full clean driving license and the flexibility to travel are also required
  • Ability to demonstrate resilience and experience of delivering change
Desirable Requirements:
  • Previous experience within Retail in an FMCG environment
  • Previous experience / understanding in the development of planograms and visual merchandising
  • Membership / working towards CIPS qualification
Closing date:   4 October 2016 at 12 Noon.
1 st Interviews to be held w/c 10 October 2016.