Head Office

Category Trading Manager – OTC Retail & Wholesale

Coventry, England
February 22, 2021


Category Trading Manager 

  • Location: Coventry 
  • 37.5hr week
  • Permanent
  • Competitive salary and benefits package

What does it mean to be a commercial professional at McKesson UK? It means being a brand builder. A creative thinker. A story sharer. A marketing marvel. Join us, and you could be all these things and more.

Based at our Support Centre in Coventry, you’ll be responsible leading the successful delivery of strategic and tactical plans, looking at both the mid and long term direction at total category level, delivering our customers a full omni-channel offering.

About the opportunity

Our Category Trader team plays a key role in sourcing the best Medication, Health & Wellbeing and OTC products for our Pharmacy business across the UK; and because our customers and patients are at the heart of everything we do, we need to ensure that we have the most skilled and conscientious Category Professionals to provide this service for us.

We are now looking to appoint a Category Trading Manager to lead the successful delivery of the strategic and tactical plans looking at both the mid and long term direction at total category level delivering the customers a full omni-channel offering for both LloydsPharmacy and AAH/Enterprise.  

A key element of this role will be to build negotiate and deliver a successful rolling 12 month tactical plan which delivers the key KPI’s of margin, sales, stock and cash. Own brand share and supplier income. To deliver continuous improvement in the underlying profitability of the category through bricks and mortar and digital platforms.


About you

The ideal applicant will have proven Category Management and Buying experience within the multiple retail sector both for in-store and on-line channels. You will be a strategic & creative thinker with a clear ability to work cross functionally and influence senior stakeholders to deliver on your tactical plans/business objectives. You will also have previous management experience with the ability to lead, coach and develop a team

In return for your hard work, we offer training opportunities and development plans, wide-ranging benefits, flexible holidays and a brilliant work-life balance. We’ll also ensure that you feel empowered to support colleagues and make a real difference in people’s lives.

About McKesson

We’re McKesson – a Fortune Global 500 healthcare company that strives to break boundaries, challenge the status quo and support the changing healthcare industry. Bringing together six companies and 24,000 McKesson UK colleagues across pharmacy, pharmaceutical distribution and home care services, we’re committed to offering the best advice and healthcare to our patients, customers and colleagues. As part of our Support Centre, you’ll be able to use your passion, ambition and drive to build solutions and have experiences that transform lives for the better – starting with your own.

Category Trading Manage Role Profile NEW 2021.pdf – 100KB