Category Manager/Buyer - Pools

Category Manager/Buyer - Pools

Job Title: Category Manager/Buyer - Pools
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Reference: 2780725
Contact Name: Melissa Cavanagh
Job Published: January 30, 2019 13:46

Job Description

What’s in this for you?
  • A senior, high profile role heading up a category you are already an expert in
  • An opportunity to move from the supplier side into retail, if you are not there already!
  • Full support in developing and/or building on your category management skills
  • To go on a career journey of a lifetime, where your success will be rewarded
  • Eastern suburbs location, great $$ and supportive culture
Your prospective employer:

…is a household name. This retail group offers an unrivalled range of products, which sees them owning their market. Right from inception their focus has been on being a ‘down to earth,’ value for money business that sell ‘do it yourself’ lifestyle products. As they celebrate the many wins and plan for expediential growth in this already high-profile category, now is the time to secure the next top talent to plunge into the role. As part of a team of commercial, intuitive and highly skilled category specialists, your remit will be to lead the highest profile category within the group. Now is the time to be a part of this Australian icon…

What you will do in an average week?
  • Drive the entire journey of the product, from sourcing, to ‘on the shelf’, to marketing and product training - you will be trusted to advise and deliver
  • Be responsible for developing and sourcing quality and value for money ranges within this key core category – you know what sells and more
  • Be accountable to negotiate with suppliers and setting pricing guides across the brand – you know what your customers wants
  • Be present to provide technical product training and support across the retail network, to maximise both team and customer knowledge of the products.
Here’s what it will take?
  • You have likely held Key/National/Sales Account roles or other related pool product roles from the supplier/manufacturer side or have held Category/Product Management and/or Buying roles within a Retailer with a focus on the pool category
  • You have strong negotiation and product management skills and building relationships is in your DNA
  • You are driven by KPI’s, time organisation, problem solving and the bottom line
  • You are confident in your communication style and can work with stores as well as the support office at any level.
  • You strive for success and will work hard every day to deliver the best products and prices to your customer.
If this opportunity sounds like the next move in your career, call Melissa Cavanagh on 0415 302 249 for a confidential chat about this fantastic opportunity!

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