Category Assistant

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Merchandiser
  • Business Group:Humes Pipeline Systems
  • Location:Auckland
  • Job Reference:13715


About us

Fletcher Building is a leading building solutions organisation that employs over 16,000 people across New Zealand, Australia, and the South Pacific. We manufacture building products, operate retail businesses that distribute these products, and build homes, buildings, and infrastructure that create communities, improve productivity, and contribute to the quality of life for people living and working in cities and regions across our markets. 

Humes is the largest pipeline systems supplier in New Zealand and a very successful business unit within the wider Fletcher Building Group. We externally source and distribute a range of products of various materials, and also manufacture a range of concrete pipe and precast structures for the infrastructure, drain layer and rural markets. Humes operate seven manufacturing operations and 23 sales centres throughout New Zealand.

About the opportunity

We have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Category Assistant to join our high-performing category team based in Penrose.   

Supporting a team of two Category Managers, you will be responsible for smooth and efficient flow of transactions involved with the supply planning and ordering of goods. You will also be accountable for a portfolio of product categories, generating reports, reviewing sales performance and liaising with suppliers, to answering queries from the stores about their products.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Category Managers and Planners in developing category strategy plans

  • Identifying opportunities/risks, set savings targets, and leverage FB Group opportunities

  • Day to day product sourcing from international suppliers

  • Researching suppliers for any new product request

  • Identifying obsolete items and take out of the system so they are not reordered

  • Providing regular updates to the business on supplier or pricing changes

  • Ensuring new product and supplier information is uploaded to JDE and communicated to business and customers

  • Set up the SLAs and SOPs for product suppliers

  • Source information from suppliers to ensure all information including DIMs is accurate in JDE

  • Identify out of stocks and confirm secondary supply options

  • Work with Demand and Supply functions to create, implement and effectively plan to optimise ordering operations efficiency

  • Manage process control and ensure all procedures are documented

  • Ensure order confirmations are done on time

  • Ensure ETA’s are updated regularly

  • Ensure shipping documents are processed on time

  • Ensure test certificates are loaded into the system on time

  • Prepare required reports

About You

You will be a skilled Category Assistant, preferably with a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience. You will be detailed oriented and be highly skilled at prioritising tasks and working under pressure. This is an admin heavy role, so you will be a superstar administrator and get a kick out of ensuring everything is in its right place.

With excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, you will feel comfortable dealing with a range of people providing a high level of service at all times. Culture fit is key so you will be engaging, and will enjoy building relationships with the wider team.

Being a proficient user of Excel and/or JDE is advantageous, as data management is a key part of this role, as is the ability to recognise and rectify mistakes. You will be business savvy and a fantastic problem solver.

If you are someone with exceptional administration skills and have lots of get up and go, then we’d love to talk to you!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Fletcher Building family and start to build a long term career path in the category management space.