Trading Manager

Yeovil, Somerset
Up to £45,000
27 Feb 2019
27 Mar 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We are…

We’re Screwfix and we’re proud of it. We turnover £1.5 billion per year and we have over 12,000 employees. We’re one of the fastest growing retailers in the UK, a true leader in the E-Commerce industry, and part of the 77,000 people strong Kingfisher PLC Group. Now why wouldn’t you want to be a part of that?

We haven’t got to where we are without taking risks. We work hard, but we have fun along the way. With over 600 stores and counting, we’re not slowing down. Our people love us so much that they’ve rated us as one of the UK’s best places to work for, via Glassdoor, two years in a row. As our Trading Manager, you’ll deliver sales and profit targets for your individual category through the development and implementation of a core trading plan.

Let’s hammer out the detail

You’ll start with the development of a rolling 12-month trading plan that will demonstrate resilience in racing to trading opportunities and any impacts. Working closely with the Category Manager you’ll also help create a category plan that will dovetail into your own. Essentially, you’ll be responsible for identifying and proposing ranges, prices and promotional opportunities that maximise consumer understanding and financial viability, helping suppliers to innovate, building relationships and ensuring we source at the best possible cost. You’ll have your finger on the pulse when it comes to budgeting and forecasting, follow market trends and ensure that you continue to be an expert in your category - able to provide a crucial insight into the changing needs and wants of our Trade customers.

(We have opportunities in our electrical, buildings and showroom categories)

You are...

  • Skilled in retail trading - either as a buyer or similar
  • Clear about developing commercial concepts
  • Customer focused, aware of all sales channels
  • Strategic, understand financial reporting and possess excellent presentation skills
  • A good project manager able to work to deadlines
  • Personable, professional, driven and an outstanding communicator

What’s in it for you?

We mentioned you’ll need to work hard…. That’s why we make every effort to thank you. So aside from all the great stuff we’ve mentioned - a competitive salary, 33 days’ holiday, an award-winning pension scheme, life cover, childcare vouchers, 20% discount with Screwfix and B&Q, discounted healthcare and company share save schemes are all on offer.

We’ll also help you #MakeMoreofYourself with our excellent in-house training and ongoing development programmes.

*Just another manic Monday? Wish it was Sunday? You won’t when you’re part of the Screwfix family! We value work/life balance and our flexible working approach means you can fit your hours around you.

Our policy is to employ the best qualified people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and not to discriminate because of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or disability.