LEROY MERLIN, more than 400 home improvement stores in 13 countries

Procurement Specialist (Assistant Category Manager)




Procurement Specialist (Assistant Category Manager)


Do you want to grow in an environment where empowerment, innovation, sharing, and teamwork are keys to shared success? Are you curious and passionate? Do you like people?

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Leroy Merlin is a division of the Adeo Group, based in France, which has over 90000 employees across 13 countries.  Leroy Merlin is the leading retailer in the DIY and home improvement sector in France, Italy, Spain….  Leroy Merlin is a company with strong core values putting each individual at the heart of its priorities. In the interest of helping employees play an active part in the life and growth of the company, Leroy Merlin believes in the philosophy of sharing – sharing knowledge, power, value and profits.


Leroy Merlin is starting a new Business Unit in South Africa. A new country, new adventure and new opportunities…With the sole ambition of being homeowners’ partner in Home Improvement.  Leroy Merlin will endeavour to respond to customer needs through innovative products.  


In order to support the launch of this new company, we are looking for a Procurement Specialist to assist our Category Manager based in Johannesburg.


Purpose of the role


To assist in the development and execution of marketing cycle plans supporting the annual business plan for a category of brands with the overall aim of achieving brand objectives. To provide operational support as well as actionable data analysis to the Category Manager.


Main responsibilities:


  • Create customer marketing plans together with Sales using data from the market
  • Financial Tracking and reporting, analyse and report the category direction in order to activate actions for recommended strategies
  • Manage competition updates through market research and analysis, follow up reporting and product cycle planning
  • Work with sales on visibility support in key accounts, and plan ranging of products by distribution points and channels
  • Provide support for developing and execution of yearly marketing calendars in line with business objectives
  • Develop promotions and new product launches based on business objectives, while coordinating and ensuring optimal results
  • Monitor brand & category performance through an in depth analysis of retail audits and brand trackers to provide actionable solutions
  • Take ownership and direct responsibility of business marketing activities – Planning & executing campaign roll-outs
  • Customer community management
  • Highly Accurate file for Sales / Supply chain and Internet web site




The successful candidate should have the following skills, experience and attributes:


  • Bachelor degree desired
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a Retail Marketing/Category/Product position
  • Experience in working directly with internal and external customers and providers
  • At ease with figures and market trends and analytics, able to get results and put in place an action plan
  • Good presentation, interpersonal and communication skills, able to influence and adapt to different stakeholders, internally and externally
  • Demonstrated competencies in collaboration, customer focus, communication and achieving results in alignment with business goals
  • Energetic, creative, thinking-out-of-the-box
  • Experience in brand, online/digital marketing


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