Head of Lightside Category Management - Support Centre (Internal Only)

Location Birmingham
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Job ref: 049551
Published: about 1 year 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’re growing year-on-year with no signs of slowing down. With new branches opening their doors nationwide, this is your chance to be a part of our exciting journey and build your career with Selco.

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

This is a new position and will have ‘Head Of’ status in the Selco organization. It is part of our 5 year plan to give more focus to lightside products and support the growing Selco estate. Going forward we will also be looking at the development of 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 successful candidate will be looking after the following areas of the business:

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

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

  • Management of Category Managers
  • Negotiation and management of trading agreements.
  • Managing lightside 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 senior category manager/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, 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.