Assistant Category Manager - Power Tools

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Merchandiser
  • Business Group:PlaceMakers
  • Location:Auckland
  • Job Reference:PMK 14040


The NZ Distribution Division of Fletcher Building brings together PlaceMakers and Mico, and operates as New Zealands’ leading and largest supplier of building materials. We continue to go from strength to strength, so this is a fantastic time to join a team with big plans!

Reporting to the Category Manager for Power Tools, the Assistant Category Manager (ACM) role is a terrific entry point into the world of category management. Your core function will focus around product support for our branches and a big part of this involves preparing and facilitating vital product master data, so a keen eye for detail and meeting precise standards is a must. You will be a key liaison point with both our store teams and our suppliers, so you will need to be a confident communicator, demonstrate strong written & verbal communication skills along with a customer-centric way of responding to people. A regular promotional program will require the ACM to manage the preparation of promotional offer submissions involving promotional price setting, sales & margin assessment & forecasting, product allocation processes, preparing advertising copy, image and data proof-reading.

This role will also allow you to utilise and build skills in data analysis and reporting as you assist with monitoring KPIs, range reviews, competitor and post-promotion analysis. You will know your way around a spreadsheet and you will feel comfortable getting your head around systems quickly and looking for ways to be more efficient.

A key facet of this role is in the organisation of our annual “Monster Tool Sale”. This is the cornerstone promotional activity for this category, organised nationally and with locally focused event planning for each of our 50+ branches. This is a lively and much anticipated event in the branch calendar and as ACM you will be attending selected Monster Tool branch events around the country to ensure their smooth operation and act as liaison on the day between our supplier demonstrator teams and branch staff.

What's in it for you?
PlaceMakers offers an exciting and engaging work environment. A comprehensive induction and training program exists, with ongoing opportunities for further professional development. Success in this role can lead to a range of career paths within PlaceMakers either within the Merchandise Team or in the Branch network. You will join our National Office in Penrose, where we have free on-site parking, a great café and is close to Penrose train station. A competitive salary along with a range of benefits which come with being part of the wider Fletcher Building Group come with this position. So, if you are an energetic and motivated person looking to develop a career, not just do a job, then this is an opportunity you really should consider.