Category Trader

Mckesson
Permanent

Category Trader

Coventry

Perm - Full Time 

What does it mean to be a marketing professional at McKesson UK? It means being a brand builder. A creative thinker. A story sharer. A marketing marvel. Join us, and you could be all these things and more. Based at our Support Centre in Coventry, you’ll be responsible for maintaining product and brand propositions that help to improve people’s lives nationwide. At the same time, with opportunities to develop and progress your career, you’ll have everything you need to become more than you ever imagined. 


About the opportunity 

Our Category Trader team plays a key role in sourcing the best Medication and Health & Wellbeing and OTC products for our Pharmacy business across the UK, and because our customers and patients are at the heart of everything we do, we need to ensure that we have the most skilled and conscientious Category Managers to provide this service for us.  

We are now looking to appoint a Category Trader who will be responsible for developing and managing the OTC Category Plans and promotional activity in order to enable successful delivery of KPIs of margin, sales, cash & stock. Being part of this team involves working closely with the Trading & Marketing teams, as well as cross-functionally with a range of Key Stakeholders within Celesio.

The successful candidates will leverage tactical activities to ensure that the category plan remains on track, through continuous re-evaluation and re-forecasting activities as well as regular performance reviews conducted with key suppliers and internal contacts.

You will also be charged with delivering annual promotion plans, ensuring pricing strategies are consistently accurate, and providing a varied offer of the category range, which effectively provides for our business and customer requirements.  

For this role, we are looking for someone with previous category management and retail buying/trading experience both instore and online within the multiple retail sectors. You will have a proven track record in meeting and exceeding, sales, profitability and category exit targets.

It is important for this role that you can effectively utilise market data to drive decision making for product development, ranging and pricing decisions.

You should also be quite comfortable engaging with senior managers and suppliers and be a strong communicator and influencer with good analytical and data manipulation skills.

About you 

The successful candidates will leverage tactical activities to ensure that the category plan remains on track, through continuous re-evaluation and re-forecasting activities as well as regular performance reviews conducted with key suppliers and internal contacts.

You will also be charged with delivering annual promotion plans, ensuring pricing strategies are consistently accurate, and providing a varied offer of the category range, which effectively provides for our business and customer requirements.  

For this role, we are looking for someone with previous category management and retail buying/trading experience both instore and online within the multiple retail sectors. You will have a proven track record in meeting and exceeding, sales, profitability and category exit targets.

It is important for this role that you can effectively utilise market data to drive decision making for product development, ranging and pricing decisions.

You should also be quite comfortable engaging with senior managers and suppliers and be a strong communicator and influencer with good analytical and data manipulation skills.

In return for your hard work, we offer training opportunities and development plans, wide-ranging benefits, flexible holidays and a brilliant work-life balance. We’ll also ensure that you feel empowered to support colleagues and make a real difference in people’s lives.


About McKesson 
We’re McKesson – a Fortune Global 500 healthcare company that strives to break boundaries, challenge the status quo and support the changing healthcare industry. Bringing together six companies and 24,000 McKesson UK colleagues across pharmacy, pharmaceutical distribution and home care services, we’re committed to offering the best advice and healthcare to our patients, customers and colleagues. As part of our Support Centre, you’ll be able to use your passion, ambition and drive to build solutions and have experiences that transform lives for the better – starting with your own. 

Coventry
West Midlands