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Category Assistant (23228) in Coventry

Job description

Join our team and be part of a company that truly lives its values. With our expertise and commitment to innovation, we aim to build trust and make health and wellness accessible to all. By fostering inclusivity and care, we work collaboratively to improve the well-being of our colleagues, customers, and communities.


The Role

We have an exciting opportunity to join us a Category Assistant within our Beauty Category Team. You'll be based at the Holland & Barrett International Nuneaton Hub, nr. Coventry (CV10 7RH).

As a Category Assistant you will play a key role in supporting the Category team, with real ownership of all the administrative tasks that are the foundation of all that we do. In particular you will support the Pricing and Promotional plan, so confidently handling large data sets and managing fast paced and reactive priorities, with an affinity for Excel and Reporting systems is a must!

Ideally you would have experience of previous admin roles and have worked in retail. Your role will be to support the Senior Category Manager and the Beauty Category Team, playing a pivotal role in setting up the department for success.


  • Supporting the team with all aspects of the promotional process – chasing suppliers for info, updating and checking internal systems with high accuracy, ensuring we hit internal deadlines
  • Ensuring that all administration and data input relating to product information, cost prices and supplier details are accurately maintained
  • Owning the invoicing process, and dealing with any supplier queries
  • Implementing and owning processes to ensure effective ways of working.
  • Managing deadlines around promotions and pricing
  • Maintaining and managing line lists and product samples for the team
  • Problem solving to resolve queries from suppliers, customer services etc
  • Booking meetings and organising supplier events at our offices
  • Other admin support as required for the smooth running of all processes
The Person
  • Excellent organisational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, with strong time management skills
  • Track record of working independently
  • High attention to detail needed, to produce work to a consistently high standard
  • IT literate including strong excel skills, must be confident in using and maintaining spread sheets
  • Determined, agile and tenacious with an ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced role.
  • Optimistic and open-minded to change.
  • Experience of using promotions or pricing systems within another retailer would be advantageous.
  • Good level of numerical and analytical skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Customer focussed – everything we do is to support our store colleagues and ultimately our customers.
  • Positive, resourceful and an energetic team worker
  • Able to build relationships with internal multi-discipline teams.
What we offer

Our Benefits for this role include, but not limited to:

  • H&B Employee Discount - 25%
  • Pension company contribution
  • Exclusive benefits, free advice and savings from a range of retailers and providers
  • And many more!


Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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