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Assistant Category Manager, RS Pro


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Pro
Function:  Product & Supplier Management
Work Location:  Hybrid

As a dynamic and rapidly changing organisation, we are growing fast!

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our RS PRO own brand organisation as an Assistant Category Manager.


About the role


This is a key development role; you will work in collaboration with the extended end to end functions to execute the RS PRO own brand strategy by helping to grow and manage our product & supplier base.

Supporting the development of the category’s defined product portfolio throughout its lifecycle, you will use data to drive ranging decisions, execute high-quality product launches, optimise performance throughout the ranges mature stages and effectively protect sales during end-of-life stages.


What you will enjoy doing


  • Supporting the development and execution of the own brand strategy and business plans.
  • Supporting the category by providing digital reporting and market insight to help identify range opportunities
  • Range and product lifecycle management, from new product introductions through to discontinuations.
  • Product and price file maintenance, including cost management
  • Maintain accurate and up to date data (e.g. supplier contact information, meeting notes, contractual terms
  • Communication and collaboration across all relevant group stakeholders.



What we’re looking for


  • Effective lifecycle management from product launch to end-of-life management
  • Able to effectively execute key processed, e.g. new product introductions, analysis, reporting, price reviews
  • Be able to think creatively have a growth mindset
  • Operate with a data & digital bias which is led by results
  • Ability to Influencing NES and NPS scores 



We are RS Group


RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 


We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.



RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.


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