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You don’t need to be a heating engineer. Just hot on detail.
What you'll do
This is a hybrid based role, you can either be based in the Midlands or South West where our Head office locations are. 
Are you a detail-oriented individual with excellent communication skills and a passion for commercial growth? Are you looking for an opportunity to support the development and expansion of categories in a dynamic and fast-paced environment? If so, Toolstation has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Category Assistant.
As a Category Assistant, your primary responsibility will be to support the Senior Category Manager in developing and growing your assigned categories. You will play a crucial role in ensuring effective communication with suppliers and internal stakeholders, utilising your excellent verbal and written skills. Additionally, you will assist in the preparation and maintenance of commercial plans, conducting presentations, updating reports, managing product data and pricing files, and handling general administrative tasks.


Collaborate with the Category Manager to develop and execute strategies for category growth and profitability.
Liaise with suppliers and internal stakeholders to ensure smooth communication and timely resolution of any issues.

Prepare and maintain commercial plans, ensuring accuracy and alignment with overall business objectives.
Update and prepare reports to analyse category performance, sales trends, and market insights.

Maintain accurate product data and pricing files, ensuring information is up to date and readily accessible.
Assist with general administrative tasks to support the smooth functioning of the category management function.
What you'll bring
Highly personable and detail focused, you’ll be right at home in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment and pride yourself on your attention to detail. When it comes to building relationships you’re one of the best and are comfortable liaising at all levels of the business.

Detail-oriented mindset with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise effectively.

Proficient computer skills, specifically in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Google Suite.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact confidently with suppliers and internal stakeholders.

Strong teamwork and collaboration skills, understanding the value of working together to achieve common goals.

Previous experience in a similar role or in the retail industry is desirable but not essential.

What you'll get
You’ll find every opportunity to be yourself and to bring your personality and potential to work. Wherever you join us there will be opportunities to take your career wherever you want – up the ladder, across the business or into another role in the Travis Perkins Group. And because we want to do our best for you, you’ll be supported all the way with training and development – including access to our very own Toolstation Academy programmes.

Plus, you'll receive some of the best benefits in retail. So, as well as 22 days’ holidays + Bank Holidays, company pension scheme and life assurance, we offer a bonus scheme, cycle to work scheme, save and buy as you earn, 20% discounts across all Travis Perkins companies, financial education and support, recognition awards and discounts at over 1000 other retailers.

Toolstation. The story so far.
We’re one of Britain’s fastest growing multi-channel retailers of tools, accessories and building supplies and an integral part of Travis Perkins plc. The trade, home improvers and self-builders all trust us to deliver a lot more than tools. Our store expansion programme and the size and diversity of our Group, means we always have opportunities for ambitious people who want to grow with us.

To apply

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