Lightside Category Manager - Support Centre

Location Birmingham
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Job ref: 068552
Published: 11 months ago

About Us  

Fancy developing your career with the UK’s fastest growing builders’ merchant? We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic and ambitious individuals with a ‘can do’ attitude to help us support our ever-growing branch network who serve the nation’s tradespeople.

We won’t pretend it’s not hard work, however you’ll be working with some great people and in return we offer a first-class rewards package.

We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer and are committed to creating a work environment that is diverse, inclusive and welcoming to all. Our aim is for Selco colleagues to be a true representation of all sections of society. We are committed to the Health and Safety of our Colleagues being our top priority.

The Job

We have two new category management positions available as part of our plan to give more focus to lightside products at Selco. Going forward we will be looking at opportunities to develop a Selco own brand and source directly from low cost countries. The candidate will be expected to bring experience in these areas and have a hands on role in the development of these initiatives. The roles will report directly into the Head of Lightside Purchasing.

The successful candidates will be looking after the following areas of the business based on individual levels of experience:

  • Hand Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Builder’s Equipment
  • Ironmongery
  • Door Furniture
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Electrical and lighting
  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Fixings

The role will involve the usual Category Management/Buying functions:

  • Negotiation and management of trading agreements.
  • Managing promotional activity.
  • Supporting the Grafton sustainability initiative.
  • Working with the space planning team to maximise merchandising benefits.
  • Implementing new product initiatives and managing exit plans.
  • Supporting Web Site data requirements.


An experienced category manager preferably within the builders merchant industry.

What can I expect in return? 

At Selco, the opportunities for professional growth and development are immense. We actively support internal advancement through a fully developed and supported career path, with plenty of training opportunities along the way.

We also offer a huge range of company benefits, including a competitive salary, profit-based bonus scheme, company car or allowance, free health cash plan, share save scheme, holiday buying, thousands of retail discounts and offers, a company pension scheme, Cycle to Work and free Life Assurance.