Category Assistant – Impulse/Grocery/Household/Health & Beauty

Site: London - Bestway Head Office

Salary: Competitive Salary

Specific Hours: 40 Hours (Monday - Friday)

Benefits: n/a

Contract type: Permanent

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Category Assistant – Impulse/Grocery/Household/Health & Beauty

64 branches, a customer base of 120,000 retailers and a product line of over 25,000 items - Bestway is the largest independent food wholesaler in the UK. We’ve achieved our success by offering the best prices, service and choice to help retailers build their businesses.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Category Assistant to support our Park Royal Head Office Trading team as we continue on our journey where both change and growth feature heavily.

Job Purpose:

To support the Category Team with all Administrative tasks and representing the Category Team when liaising with key stakeholders.

Job Duties:

Product File Management

  • Updating the product master file
  • Setting up new suppliers
  • Setting up new products
  • Activation and deactivation of products

 Promotions Management

  • Building master promotional plan
  • Compile promotional write ups (summary) and manage updates
  • Defining pagination for all promotion leaflets
  • Approval of brochures
  • Prepare POS – proof-reading drafts and signing off accurate copy
  • Review YOY promotions by supplier and challenge any shortfalls
  • Negotiating promotional pricing to protect YoY position
  • Digital Activities – book slots with Marketing, follow up on digital bookings with suppliers and provide artwork to Marketing
  • Liaising with suppliers on corrections related to retro’s 

Price Management

  • Administering price queries
  • Resolving invoice queries
  • Reviewing Supplier Price Change Proposals 


  • Stock-holding - Liaise with Supply Chain to make sure adequate stocks are in depot when launching NPD and when promoting.
  • Prepare Communications to branches on key changes within the product category.
  • Manage clearance of short dated products
  • Communicating with the Retail Team
  • Updating the Marketing board with all the digital activities for suppliers

Skills and Qualifications:

Prior office administration experience preferred; ability to multitask, strong attention to detail; ability to work without supervision; excellent time management skills; exceptional communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office; strong prioritisation and organisation skills; ability to handle confidential information; strong record keeping skills; presentation skills. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven individual to join a successful business at a time of significant change. So if you’re looking for an opportunity to make an impact on an ambitious company that’s built its way up from humble beginnings, this is the role for you.


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