Assistant Category Manager

£28,000 - £35,000 per annum

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Role – Assistant Category Manager

Location – Leeds

Salary – £28,000 - £35,000 per annum

About Us

Pharmacy2U is the UK's first and largest online pharmacy, we're a market leader in the pharmacy world, with 20 years’ experience, helping over 600,000 patients in England manage their NHS repeat prescriptions from request through to delivery. Our aim is to further disrupt the industry for the benefit of patients with leadership that is passionate about building the skills and expertise of our teams- “Come and join the rocket ship”- CEO Mark Livingstone.


A great opportunity to join the Chemist Direct side of the business to support the delivery of the Chemist Direct strategy. Exceeding budgeted sales, profit and marketing income targets in the Lifestyle Category and also Pharmacy2U.


- Assist Senior Category Manager (SCM) in selecting, pricing and positioning of category products.

- Support the Lifestyle categories product content, pricing and promotional lifecycle ensuring the product detail, pricing, systems, images, supplier promotional submissions to agreed policies, standards and timelines.

- Support the SCM in managing, nurturing and developing supplier relationships

- Work with Marketing and Content teams to ensure online content is accurate and optimised.

- Assist SCM in working with suppliers and Supply Chain to maximise Inbound (supplier) & Outbound (customer availability) to agreed targets including stock holding targets.

- Supporting the Senior Category Manager and Head of Category as required.

- Ensuring that the workplace remains fun, relaxed and friendly.

What we need from you

- Demonstrably Customer Focussed and willingness to learn

- Highly analytical and numerate with the ability to convert analysis and identify business benefits (intermediate excel use)

- Commercially astute with a keen eye for product with impeccable attention to detail

- Selfstarter and able to demonstrate drive, initiative and proactivity

- Ability to prioritise and organise tasks and workload

- Ability to work with others as part of a team with strong communication skills (verbal and written) and effectively manage stakeholders

- Ability to influence others effectively, managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders

- Hands on Problem Solver – demonstrating flexibility and tenacity – “thinking on your feet”

- Awareness of Buying / Category Management / E Commerce operations desirable but not essential

- Experience of working in a highly complex, dynamic and pressured environment, delivering targets to tight deadlines

- Appreciation of working within company with ethical rules and regulations

- Experience of managing highly complex dynamic FMCG supply chain

- Experience of ecommerce desirable but not essential

- Experience in Influencing / Negotiating desirable

- Experience of creating , developing and maintaining relationships

- A Level (Equivalent ) or Degree (Equivalent)

- Ability to use Excel at an intermediate level

What are you waiting for? Apply today!