Location
Dunnington
Department
Trading
Advertising Salary
£21,000-£23,000 per annum

About The Role

The Category Assistant supports the Category Managers and Category Director in ensuring that all Category-specific administrative processes are carried out.

You would ensure all tasks are actioned, and databases are updated & maintained as required. As part of their development, the Category Assistant may support and at times shadow the Category Manager with involvement in ranging, pricing, promotions, supplier strategy and specific Trading initiatives and events.

Experienced Category Assistants may be given responsibility for a product category, under the supervision of a Category Manager and Category Director.   

About You

You should be a confident, driven and enthusiastic person who has the ability to work under pressure, other required skills will include:

  • Highly self-motivated with good communication & people skills.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • A sense of responsibility.
  • Able to take instruction and request guidance when required.
  • Keen to learn, develop new skills and gain experience.
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • An understanding of the negotiation process and basic negotiation skills.
  • Decision making ability and a sense of responsibility.
  • Numerate and analytical
  • I.T. skills required –Word; Advanced Excel essential

About Costcutter

In 2021 Costcutter Supermarkets Group were acquired by Bestway Wholesale and as such became part of the Bestway Retail Division. The acquisition has created some exciting roles that we are looking to recruit talented, dynamic and driven individuals with a passion for the ever-changing world of retail and wholesale.

Established in 1976, Bestway Wholesale has grown to become the UK’s largest independent food and drink wholesaler, we also operate in Banking, Cement and Heath Care Sectors with UBL Bank, Bestway Cement and Well Pharmacy.

Our mission is to be the ‘Best Way to Grow your Food and Drinks Business’.

With 58 depots spanning the length and breadth of the UK, Bestway Wholesale is a supply partner to over 70,000 independent retailers and 40,000 catering and foodservice operators.

We have scale and purchasing power to help our customers compete in an ever-changing market. In addition to supplying to thousands of convenience stores, Bestway Wholesale also operates the award-winning Best-one symbol group which has 1,400 members across the country and over 3,500 independent retailers have chosen our depot-run promotion club, Xtra Local, as their retail club of choice. 

Through the acquisition of Costcutter Supermarkets Group into our Bestway Retail Division, our annual wholesale turnover has grown to c£3b per year.

Bestway Retail now supports nearly 3000 symbol retailers as well as operating over 400 franchised stores, and over 170 company owned stores throughout England and Wales, we employ over 2500 colleagues who enable us to provide a great local retail service in our communities.

We own the UKs largest franchised off license and convenience chains which encompasses the brands Bargain Booze, Wine Rack, Select Convenience and Central Convenience. Our vision is to be the best value off licence led convenience retailer and wholesaler.

Both retailers and suppliers are supported by this new additional scale of the combined business, with the collaborative partnership approach making Bestway the partner of choice for growing sales in the convenience market.

Join us and you will be joining our fast-paced business, entrepreneurial and dynamic business. It's an incredibly exciting time to join us in this new venture!!

 

 

 

 

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