Assistant Category Manager - Low Tier Post Pay (Carphone Warehouse)

Dixons Carphone / Commercial and Trading

Job Number: DC-SF03630

Location: Acton

Contract: Full Time / Permanent


The Assistant Category Manager for low-tier PostPay is responsible for the commercial performance of the category through the delivery of market leading ranging, pricing, product and people development

You will report into the Senior Category Manager and help them drive volume and profit targets within Carphone Warehouse.

As a key member of the commercial team you will work across multiple functions – Proposition development, Commercial Marketing, Buying, Strategic Planning, Connectivity, Analytics, Retail, Online, OLS and Direct for both chains

You will be expected to present details on the performance of your category your line manager to ensure strong understanding of how the category targets are achieved

You will:

  • Be responsible for category performance
  • Work with the Senior Category Manager to produce a quarterly trading plan for the category as part of the business planning process
  • Liaise with Connectivity to drive decisions around ranging
  • Liaise with Proposition Development team to drive more relevant propositions for the channel
  • Decide with your line manager the most appropriate propositions to promote in each channel using relevant channel insight and identifying how best to use the Commercial Incentives lever
  • Work with the relevant channel trading teams (across Online, OLS, Retail and Direct) to drive a joined-up category plan and strategy across all channels
  • Manage the weekly nominations preparation process and briefing Marketing in the nominations meeting
  • Understand the key details around network targets
  • Attend and contribute to sales forecasting meetings for stock intake, availability management
  • Collaboratively work amongst your peer set – specifically those within the Phones Category to share best practice, ways of working and support around key trading 

You will need:

  • To be educated to a Degree Standard or equivalent
  • Experience in the telecoms industry
  • Product or channel marketing process experience
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills 
  • Strong range creation / management skills 
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills with internal and external Stakeholders 
  • Expert analytical and numerical skills
  • Commercial acumen and financial awareness  

Dixons Carphone is Europe’s number one electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company, with more than 40,000 colleagues across nine countries, including the UK and Ireland. Every day, we use our people’s expertise to reach out and help new customers. What’s more - we’re exploring extraordinary new markets, from wellness to security, so that in an ever more connected and constantly changing world, we can offer our customers the most comprehensive service.

It’s an exciting time to join us and find yourself a place in our growing success story, apply now.