Category Manager - Health and Beauty

Category Manager - Health and Beauty

Job Title: Category Manager - Health and Beauty
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 2569860
Contact Name: Nicola Crocco
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 13, 2017 17:00

Job Description

What’s in this for you?

  • Unique opportunity to extend your expertise across retail and wholesale
  • Work with an interesting category mix across Health and Beauty
  • Feel a strong sense of belonging and value as part of this incredible culture

Your prospective employer:

…provides one of the largest and most comprehensive offers in its sector of the independent retail market. As a major industry player, the business delivers service excellence to its growing member base by continually refining and sharpening its Merchandise and Marketing program. Presenting a resounding offer to its customers through the application of sound category management principles and shrewd supplier management skills is therefore pivotal. As such, a dynamic Category Manager is now required to take one of the company’s most important portfolios to even greater levels of success.

What will you do in an average week?

  • Deliver the right range, at the right price and the right time through the wholesale and distribution channels of the business, in keeping with consumer, category and industry trends/movements.
  • Ensure an exceptional merchandise program is delivered to retail in which core ranging, effective promotional programming and planogramming form the cornerstones of your category’s competitive edge.
  • Manage supplier relationships and negotiate at the right times to ensure customers are getting the best deals at the right times. This involves management and implementation of all trading terms.
  • Ensure that stock is managed shrewdly to ensure its availability for promotions, efficient speed to market and effective handling of all obsolete and slow moving inventory.

Here’s what it will take:

  • Demonstrated experience within a Category Management or Buying role in a retail or wholesale environment. This experience may come from an independent, member driven, franchise model or a corporate retail environment. 
  • Proven understanding and demonstrated application of the disciplines of Category Management and Buying. 
  • All product backgrounds will be considered as it is the application of good category management principles that is important. 
  • IT savvy, with an ability to grasp new systems and processes. 
  • Drive, motivation, a proactive attitude to work and a willingness to ‘step up’ and sometimes function outside of your core responsibilities.

If this sounds like the career-building opportunity you’ve been waiting for, please call Nicola Crocco on: 0420 990 602 for a confidential conversation.

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