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Commercial Development Manager

Posted 27 February by RS Components Ended

Commercial Development Manager


RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange FTSE 250 and in the last financial year had revenues of £1.5bn.

We are recruiting a driven and dynamic Commercial Development Manager to support the development and execution of a cross category and geography buying strategy in order to ensure that maximum value is delivered from supplier relationships

In this new and exciting role you will support development of the group buying strategy, deliver cross category initiatives from Electrocomponents Group strategy, ensuring a robust measurement capability for the commercial value extraction from our suppliers. You will develop a commercial exploitation plan for supplier information products and work closely with key stakeholders to ensure all key deliverables are met.

Essential Skills:

  • Proven experience in buying and category management
  • Experienced in developing, evaluating and shaping vision and strategies to be deployed across categories and Geographies
  • A collaborative team player across a business with fast moving, customer driven markets
  • Experience of using continuous improvement methodologies to deliver value
  • Successful supplier relationship management at senior levels
  • Demonstrates an excellent understanding of, and the ability to articulate, the RS Value Proposition
  • Proven track record in developing and managing product/category programme budgets.
  • Educated to degree-level or equivalent
  • Confident and effective communicator at all levels of the business and to various stakeholders
  • Demonstrates challenge in a positive and proactive manner that builds credibility and effectiveness across all areas of the business
  • Strong influencing skills

About us as an employer

We place a strong emphasis on investing in our people, our best asset, enabling them to be customer focused at all times and exceeding their expectations. This is because our customers are at the heart of everything we do. So we look for people who have a strong belief in, and commitment to exceeding customer expectations, people who have pride and belief in their company.

In return we offer a positive and supportive culture which ensures that together we can help our customers do great things.

How to apply

Please apply online and upload your CV in English and follow any instructions online. If you experience any difficulties or require further details, please contact the Recruitment Team on +44 (0) .

Required skills

  • Purchasing and Procurement

Reference: 34564609

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