Category Manager - Dublin

Location Dublin
Job ref: 046512
Published: about 1 year ago

Category Manager

Part of Grafton Group Plc, Grafton Merchanting ROI is the market leader in the builder's merchanting industry in the Republic of Ireland. Main brands include Chadwicks, Heiton Buckley, Cork Builders Providers, Panelling Centre, Davies & Telfords.


Principle Objective

Reporting to the General Manager, the Category Manager is responsible for all of the daily functions around stock/procurement management.





Key Responsibilities


Stock Levels

  • Setting the monthly budget for the group and by branch
  • Ensuring the budgeted stock levels are achieved monthly
  • Issue monthly sales & stock reports to the branch managers


Cycle Counting

  • Draft the monthly cycle count schedule
  • Ensure the schedule is completed monthly
  • Ensure that every branch has a responsible staff member for cycle counts
  • Carry out any training required re cycle counting
  • Spot checking of cycle counts in our branches


Slow Moving / Aged Stock

  • Identify slow moving stock that needs to be sold off
  • Ensure the stock provision adequately covers the aged stock
  • Work with the managers to sell off any damaged stock
  • Communicate with suppliers on returns of slow moving stock



  • Ensure adequate protection of our cost price to stop the margin being unnecessarily traded away
  • New products being brought in enhance our margino Monitor FX and adjust the cost price where necessary



  • Issue monthly reports to the Operations Manager under the following headings
  • Use Diver where applicable
  • Aged & slow moving stock Sales of product groups Margin performance by product group
  • Supplier performance New trends


Display & Marketing

  • Ensure all agreed stock items are on display in our branches
  • Work with the marketing department to have attractive POS available
  • Where possible, pre-launch any new products to the market
  • Work with marketing on completion of the new technical trade brochure
  • Ensure all stock products are in our retail & trade POS


Essential Competencies

  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Strong ability to negotiate obstacles
  • An understanding of basic accounting and computers.
  • Effective team working and networking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer-facing skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The flexibility and willingness to learn
  • To enjoy working with people
  • Tact and diplomacy

Key Relationships

  • Branch employees
  • General Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Head Office team
  • Customers & Suppliers

Contract Type

*         Permanent

*         Full time 39 hour contract

*         Working week Monday to Friday

Our Benefits Include

  • Competitive Basic Salary
  • Fully Expensed Company vehicle
  • Performance Bonus
  • Private Health Care
  • Sick Pay Scheme
  • Paid Maternity and Parental Leave
  • Pension Scheme
  • Colleague Saving Scheme
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Colleague Discount
  • Educational Assistance
  • Wellness initiative

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification.  At Chadwicks Group we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways.  You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.