Apply now »

Category Manager


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

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

As a dynamic and rapidly changing organisation, we are growing fast! We have some fantastic opportunities to join our Private Label organisation, RS Pro.


As the Category Manager (RS Pro) you will, source, develop and coordinate the New Product Introductions and bring these goods to market. Your decisions will be data led both internally and externally, whilst engaging closely with the Product and Supplier Management teams you will also work alongside our colleagues in Shanghai and suppliers in both Europe and the UK.


What you will enjoy doing

  • You will be accountable for successful execution of product initiatives to drive Private Label sales along with proactively executing Private Label growth strategies and growth plans
  • End-to-end management (planning, delivery, monitoring, control, and closure) of new projects.
  • Categories and NPI launches which span the whole of the product category range
  • Product and price file maintenance, including cost management
  • Think creatively have a growth mindset, operating with a data & digital bias which is led by results. Being part of the Product & Supplier Management global team is a super exciting place to be, shaping the future of our industry


What we’re looking for

  • Successful track record in product/category management or related functional discipline
  • Business planning and execution capability across a product category
  • A collaborative team player across a business with fast moving, customer driven markets
  • Ability to function effectively across cultures, to think and act appropriately, and to communicate and work with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • Successful supplier relationship management
  • Positive can-do attitude, takes ownership and very results oriented
  • Marketing, purchasing and inventory control knowledge


A bit about you

Nothing gets past you – You possess hawk-like attention to detail, and you take immense pride in your work


You can Plan and React– You understand the importance of timing, when to move fast on a trending hot topic, or when to plan in advance


You have Energy – You approach your work with enthusiasm, positivity, and willingness to deliver the best results, whatever the challenge. 



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.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?



Apply now »