Business ServicesWest Yorkshire, Bradford08/01/2019£20000 - £24000 per annum

REF: JN -012019-147994_1546947409

Assistant Purchasing and Product Manager

  • Well established B2B equipment distributor (100+ years old)
  • Fast paced environment working across multiple products categories
  • Opportunity for progression

To support the Catalogue Purchasing Manager and the Product Marketing team in the development, negotiation and purchasing of product ranges. You will also be responsible for management, analysis, pricing and the performance of you own product category.

The Role

  • Establish working relationships with key suppliers, negotiating on the issues of price, marketing contributions, quality and service. Thereby ensuring maximum value is achieved and promotional opportunities such as price support during limited periods are utilised.
  • Supporting new vendor sourcing, evaluation and selection.
  • The continual review of the performance of the existing range of products developing recommendations for new products and the discontinuation of non-performers.
  • The selection of new products/product ranges within the scope of a defined range strategy.
  • Manage discontinued products or product ranges taking into consideration any outstanding stock or customer service requirements.
  • Assist in the creation of the catalogue pages on the catalogue management system (STEP) for catalogues and brochures.
  • Provide administrative support to the product marketing team in all aspects of catalogue production, including creation of new products, and amendments to the catalogue management system.
  • Providing competitor analysis reports including collation of information and gap analysis against competitor portfolios.
  • Provide analysis of new product sales and specific sales campaigns to the product marketing department.

We are looking for somebody with either product management or purchasing/procurement experience, with a strong commercial acumen and the ability to negotiate.

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