Assistant Category Manager Industrial Placement

by Tech Data

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Deadline: 28th January 2022
Salary: £18,000
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Customer Service, Information Technology, Business Analytics
Location: South East
City: Basingstoke

Assistant Category Manager

We are currently looking for 2 Assistant Category Manager’s to join our thriving PC Systems and Dell Teams for a 1 year placement at Tech Data.

Job Purpose:

To support the Category/Business manager in all aspects of vendor operational management (DELL) to ensure best in class data integrity, system tools, product specialism and reporting.


  • Support end-to-end product and vendor lifecycle management, ensuring system accuracy and product adoption and creation
  • Support the vendor pricing strategy through collaboration with the profit team around exception and corrective management
  • Manage the ship and debit process in conjunction with the central team in Barcelona
  • Collaborate with the purchasing team on provision management and stock allocation
  • Work with Business Intelligence to produce sales out and stock reports and determine appropriate execution plan based on the findings
  • Achieve quarterly Gross Profit (GP) absolute and percentage quality target
  • Hold operational relationship with vendor peers, to discuss future products, forecasting and planning processes and product sell-out
  • Input into and execution of the business plan in conjunction with the vendor business lead(s)
  • Support the sales floor with pricing, ship and debit and general product queries

Knowledge Skills and Experience:

  • Highly numerate
  • Time management and prioritising skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Working towards a degree in a business related subject

About Tech Data

Tech Data Corporation is one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors of technology products, services and solutions. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value-added services enable 125,000 resellers to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users in more than 100 countries. Tech Data generated $36.8 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2018. It is ranked No. 83 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for nine consecutive years.

Companies like HP, Apple, Cisco. Samsung and Microsoft – and hundreds of others – depend on Tech Data to bring many of their products to market. Without a distribution function, supported by a wide range of technical and business support services, many products you use would never find their way to market, and odds are that the hardware and software in your home or office has passed through our warehouses on its way to market.

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