National Category Manager: Engineering

Job Title: National Category Manager: Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Auckland - Manukau and East Auckland
REF: AK47900
Contact Details: Mark De Beer
Contact Email:
Job Published: 3 months ago
Our client is a leader in the supply of a broad range of engineering and consumable based products to the industrial, manufacturing and engineering sectors across the Asia Pacific Region.

As National Category Manager - Engineering, you will be responsible for developing and achieving long-term strategic growth and profitability of the assigned categories, and leading a motivated and results driven category management team to deliver profitable business outcomes.

* Leadership & management of the engineering category management team
* Develop long range and competitive strategy by product category and each sub category
* Optimise product range within categories to meet market demand and minimise stock levels
* Develop & maintain pricing strategies to maximise growth opportunities
* Review and rationalise product ranges and suppliers
* Utilise market research to anticipate competition and market trends and translate into ranging strategies
* Provide input in the development of long-range and annual business plan objectives and strategies
* Track ongoing market performance of the category
* Assess and implement new market opportunities
* Develop & negotiate preferred supplier strategies for individual channels
* Supplier negotiations relating to pricing, rebate, freight & service levels
* Manage optimum stock levels across branches
* Provide monthly reporting on strategy plans, competitor activity and range performance
* Communicate channel strategies and promotional programs

The person we are looking for will possess the following skills and experience:

* A Tertiary qualification in Business, Marketing, Procurement or related discipline
* Project management & planning skills
* Price modelling & forecasting skills
* Strong financial analysis ability
* Strategic sourcing experience
* Proven contract management & negotiations skills
* Natural leadership and people management skills

If you believe you have the necessary skills to be successful in this role APPLY HERE or contact Mark de Beer at Beyond Recruitment on 021 192 4246 for a confidential discussion.