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About The Role

At GSF Car Parts, our Product team play a crucial part in the development of our product offering and this is separated out in to various categories.  As a Product Manager for Braking, you will be responsible in ensuring that category and business objects are achieved for this area, and will report in to the Head of Category.
 
For the right individual, this role offers a career in a multi-site, national organisation, giving the opportunity for personal growth and development. We pride ourselves in a culture of encouraging our people to work together and develop relationships that help all of us to succeed.

With our aim to be a flexible employer, this role offers hybrid office and home working. 
 
Main Duties include:

 
  • Working with the Category head develop and define the brand strategies within each of your categories which consider the market size, suppliers, competition, market share, growth and trends within the marketplace that will increase sales, profit and/or market share to ensure that our product offer and buying terms are optimised
  • To effectively manage the life cycle of your categories, ensure that the stocking profiling programme is relevant for the needs of the business liaising with supply chain and procurement to ensure the category stock holding are effective
  • Develop offer for sale from various sources and brand, managing system linking and alternative sources. Position products within various quality and brand tier levels.
  • Review lost sales and conversion data to support development of core product offer
  • Consolidate the product offer where required to support improved pricing, availability, or overall commercial offer.
  • Working with the pricing team to ensure that the category pricing is positioned correct for the market while maximising the volume vs revenue mix
  • Liaise with the catalogue teams to ensure market leading cataloguing information is available within Allicat
  • Assist marketing and divisional leads the help design and implement compelling category & product information and promotional campaigns to drive categories
  • Working with the Procurement team to identify the best sources for the products and brands within the categories to ensure that group objectives are achieved in terms of sales and margin
  •  Engage with branches to understand business and market requirements to assist with development and growth within a product group.

Working Hours:
 
40 hours per week - Monday to Friday 

About You

The successful candidate will have experience in commercial procurement, and/or marketing, ideally within the automotive aftermarket, or FMCG environment. 
 
What you'll need to succeed:

  • Knowledge of automotive product management
  • Proven category and/or product management in the last two years is desirable
  • A degree in a relevant subject would be beneficial but not essential 
  • Experience of developing channel management and running product promotions
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience of Microsoft Office, specially advanced Excel
  • Experience of Autopart or similar would be advantageous 
  • Experience of using data to analyse and interpret business requirements
  • Strong communication skills
  • Influencing, negotiating and persuasive skills
  • Ability to act on own initiative
 
What We'll Offer:

  • 33 days annual leave, including bank holidays 
  • Online employee discount scheme including big discounts to local cinemas, theme park attractions, major retailers and much more
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Company pension
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Internal Development Programmes
  • Career progression opportunities

About Us

GSF Car Parts is one of the UK’s leading automotive parts distributors, supplying thousands of independent garages throughout the UK and Ireland with parts, tools, garage equipment and specialist training. The group has over 175 branches nationwide and a turnover exceeding £475 million. Built on the heritage and success of a dozen local brand identities acquired over several years, we have traded as one brand since November 2021. Our branch network is bolstered by centralised support and expertise from specialist departments in key areas such as procurement and supply chain, marketing and national accounts. The business also benefits from integrated IT systems, which include our industry leading catalogue system, Allicat, and access to the Group's national garage programme, Servicesure.
 
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