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Category Trader

Location: Coventry
Company: McKesson Global Initiatives Team
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Category Trader

Location: Coventry

Hours: 37.5 per week

Competitive salary and benefits package

What does it mean to be a commercial 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 leading the successful delivery of strategic and tactical plans, looking at both the mid and long term direction at total category level, delivering our customers a full omni-channel offering.

About the opportunity

Our Category Trader team plays a key role in sourcing the best Medication, 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 Professionals to provide this service for us.

We are now looking to appoint a Category Trader who will be accountable for delivering the strategic and tactical plans for their respective categories, ensuring continuous delivery of the key KPIs of margin, sales, Own Brand share, supplier income and stock, for our in-store and on-line channels.

A key element of this role will be focussed on the delivery of these KPIs through effective management, cross-functional working, effective trading of the business levers and unearthing and exploiting every opportunity to beat the plan.

As the Category Trader, you will take full responsibility for delivering the plan for the category group; managing the construction and communication of the tactical plans and maintaining a detailed knowledge of key supplier and competitor strategies activities.

It is important that you are confident in utilising market data to drive decision making for product development, ranging and pricing decisions; with a clear ability to juggle multiple priorities whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail & accuracy.

About you

The ideal applicant will have proven Category Management and Buying experience within the multiple retail sector both for in-store and on-line channels.

You will be a strategic & creative thinker with a clear ability to work cross functionally and influence senior stakeholders to deliver on your tactical plans/business objectives.

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 homecare 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.

Our ICARE values, and ILEAD behaviours help us to define how we operate within our business. ​ILEAD stands for Inspire, Leverage, Execute, Advance and Develop. While our ICARE principles incorporate who we are and what we value as an organisation, ILEAD is about how we do it. Together, ICARE and ILEAD build our shared value system and are the key pillars of McKesson’s corporate culture

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