Wholesale Category Controller - Beers/Wine/Spirits

Wholesale Category Controller - Beers/Wine/Spirits
Location: Scunthorpe based
Contract: 6 - 12 month temporary maternity cover
Hours: Full-time
Salary: £50k + car allowance


Nisa is an award-winning group which helps independent retailers flourish in the retail market by distributing quality and competitive food at scale.

Our ethos is to support communities around the UK, by helping independent retailers make a true difference to their local area.


We are now looking for a Wholesale Category controller to ensure the right product proposition, ranges and promotions are offered to Nisa Partners and that these are then executed effectively, in line with Nisa values.


Key Result Areas:
, Sales
, Margin (cash and %)
, Business Unit Participation targets + O/L focus
, Targeted media income
, No legal, compliance or policy issues
, Effective relationship management with Co-op Buyers
, Delivery of all KPIs and objectives in line with Nisa values
, Evidence of continual professional development


Job Knowledge:
, Strong retail, supplier and market place knowledge
, Sound understanding of the principles of category management
, Proven buying and negotiation experience


Main Responsibilities:
, Lead in setting the WSP through working with the Co-op Buyers to finalise
, Negotiate with suppliers on activation monies in line with the commercial agreement set by the Buyer
, Influence and input into the promotional plans (including wholesale specific) and select and set these up on the Ready Reckoner (inc forecasting)
, Work collaboratively with the Co-op Buyer to ensure they cover the strategic need of wholesale in all range reviews and adhoc tactical support
, Select an effective wholesale range from the master assortment and suggest any additional wholesale specific requirements where needed and ensure we are GSCOP compliant
, Brief and educate the Retail team to enable them to have brilliant conversations with Partners, working alongside this team through the involvement in critical meetings and gathering Partner feedback through this team to enable the continuous improvement of the product proposition for Partners and ultimately shoppers
, Drive strategic and tactical trade activities through the creation of loyalty and wholesale/bulk deals
, Day to day management of own brand mix
, Responsible for accurate validation and forward communication of all commercial monies


Skills/Competencies:
, Commercial Acumen
, 2+ years' relevant buying experience
, Experience working in a wholesale environment
, Proven track record of results delivery and achieving financial targets.
, Strong influencing skills
, Strong customer and market focus
, Good understanding of all Microsoft applications
, Range creation from data and insight


Leadership & Coaching
, People management experience
, Ability to engage direct reports to deliver the plan with effective communication, clear goals and individual targets and objectives.
, Ability to recruit, develop and address and any performance issues within the team to enable delivery of the plan.
, Ability to coach and support individuals with their personal and professional development.


Drive for Results
, Energy, enthusiasm and drive to deliver results
, Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
, Strong analysis and decision making ability
, Ability to collaborate but also have challenging conversations


Interpersonal
, Strong team player
, Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
, Understanding and demonstration of the need to share information through development of effective working relationships, both internally and externally
, Ability to influence colleagues at all levels across the business in order to effect required results


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