Assistant Category Manager PostPay


Job Number: 5521

Location: Dixons Carphone, Acton Support Centre (123)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent



The Assistant Category Manager for 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, Connectivity, Finance, Retail, Online, OLS and Direct.

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.

This is an ideal role for a recent graduate looking to break into the commercial arena!

You will:

  • Be responsible for category performance
  • Work with the Senior Category Manager, and the “in-season” Category Manager to execute the quarterly trading plan for the category
  • Liaise with Proposition Development team to drive more relevant propositions for the channel
  • Decide, in conjunction with the Category 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.
  • Support the Postpay category team with ad-hoc projects, presentation support and briefing/admin - including provide holiday cover for the other ACMs.

You will need:

  • Experience in the telecoms industry (Desirable)
  • Product or channel marketing process experience
  • Ambitious self-starter with proven track record in delivering strong commercial results 
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills 
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills with internal and external Stakeholders 
  • Strong 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.

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