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Category Manager

At Lyreco we all share a common goal to strive for passion, excellence, respect and agility. We are proud to be the European leader and the third largest distributor of workplace products and services in the world
We are committed to the development of our employees and we aim to achieve that by creating a culture that inspires and empowers.

Are you seeking a new challenge? This offer might be for you!

Head of Category - Hygiene

Telford (hybrid working – min. 3 days per week in Telford Office)

Salary - Competitive

Hours of Work – Monday to Friday

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Category specialising in Hygiene to join our Lyreco team.

Do you want to bring new ideas and fresh-thinking to lead a groundbreaking hygiene team?

Lyreco are the market leader in Workplace Solutions and specialise in providing workplace solutions to businesses globally, across a variety of sectors.  In line with growth areas in the business we are looking to recruit a Head of Category for Hygiene. 

This role will be instrumental in growing market share and will be responsible for driving forward Lyreco’s ground-breaking Hygiene proposition and overall sales result.


As a Head of Category - Hygiene your responsibilities are:

  • To review data trends, and insights to create a story that will bring our customers new ideas and solutions to grow the category
  • Have ownership and deep understanding of business analytics of KPI’s and category trends to identify business opportunities
  • To deliver a pioneering Sustainability plan for your category.
  • To work with the Head of Market to develop a price strategy that provides overall basket competitiveness to our Sales teams – working with your supplier partners to buy better where needed to enable our virtuous circle of growth.
  • To deliver a market leading digital transformation plan for your Category, focused on maximising this switch in customer behaviour.
  • To have the ability to continuously review, and simplify your range, delivering a market leading breadth and depth, whilst driving out Product duplication

The ideal Head of Category - Hygiene will:

  • You will hold a full and valid Driving Licence.
  • Experience of 5 years core Buying and or Procurement experience, ideally from within your designated Category, or a fast-moving Retail environment.
  • You will have a thorough understanding of your Category marketplace and excellent competitor knowledge.
  • Experience of driving an ‘’end to end’’ P&L with an understanding of the product and stock lifecycle.
  • Experience of focusing, leading, and developing high performing teams.
  • Experience of working within a B2B Buying model would be advantageous.

Lyreco Benefits:

Lyreco is a great place to work. We believe in fostering a culture that values our people and inspires each of us to be the best we can be. If you want to join a company that is packed with great energy, fun, and a place where you can accelerate your career, then Lyreco is the right place for you!

  • 23 days holiday + BH
  • Company Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance (after completion of one years’ service)
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company car / Car Allowance
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Retail Vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Discounted gym memberships

As a diverse and forward-thinking employer, we embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion into everything we do. That includes our staff, customers, suppliers and our local community.

We’re committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment.

Agency CV’s will not be accepted.