Senior Category Manager | Auckland_NewZealand

You could be joining this entrepreneurial-minded business and be part of a team focused on innovation, development and success!

About the Company: 
An entrepreneurial-minded market-leading business that is constantly looking at ways to advance and develop in a forever changing landscape. A solid B2B and B2C business model with multiple stores spanning the entire length of both islands. With a humble, down to earth and hardworking company culture, fostering a very diverse and flexible workforce, people are at the forefront of everything they do. 

About the Role: 
This is an exciting role for an experienced Category Manager to step into a critical position during a time of expansion and opportunity. You will be reporting into a highly experienced Merchandise Manager and will be responsible for managing a portfolio of product categories’ procurement to achieve the categories’ annual budgeted sales, gross margin and market share growth. These categories have been performing really well over the last 5 years, but now it's time to truly take them to the next level with an aligned view of buying better & smarter, so driving margin growth will be your core area of opportunity. 
  • Development of the Category Strategy designed to meet the needs of the business 
  • Establish and maintain strong supplier relationships that mutually develop business plans, drive strategy, and deliver competitive pricing and range solutions
  • Conduct market research and keep abreast of all emerging trends, competitor activities, and gaps to contribute to category growth 
  • Negotiate terms to maximise rebate and subsidy arrangements and set most favourable 
About You:
  • Your ability to build meaningful working relationships both internally and externally is essential
  • You will be a great communicator and enjoy speaking with people from all walks of life and you will also have solid influencing skills 
  • Strong analytical and administration skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with the ability to pivot and manage changing priorities 
  • Play an influential role to drive brands and products and improve customer engagement
  • Strong and proven experience, knowledge and skills in Category or Product Management
What’s on offer?
  • The opportunity to join a dynamic team and have a progressive career path that will challenge and stretch your thinking whilst being mentored by a strong leadership team who is keen to see you succeed
  • Access to fantastic staff benefits and great buying privileges, plus free parking too
  • A flexible working environment, they are all about output and ensuring you still have the time to spend with the family and friends doing what makes you happy!   
So, if you have strong commercial and business acumen, are pragmatic, hands-on and a self-starter then this role could be for you! Please click "Apply Now" to register your interest in this rare and exciting opportunity today.

Please note: you must have valid NZ Working Rights and be currently in NZ to be considered for this opportunity.


Category: Buying

Location: Auckland_NewZealand

Work Type: Full-Time

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