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Product Category Assistant (Hardware)

Bowens - Hallam, VIC

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This position is located in: Hallam

Bowens is a family-owned business with a proud history dating back to 1894. We are a leader in the supply of timber and building products to the building trade and do-it-yourself retail market. Our business is known in the industry for our passion for trade and investment in staff development and growth. We offer a vibrant, professional environment which prides itself on its employee value proposition including an active staff social club, EAP, in store Baristas, free parking, training and development opportunities and much, much more!

Our Merchandising team is a large contributor to the ongoing success of our overall branch network. Due to a recent restructure, we have an exciting opportunity for a Product Category Assistant to join our high performing Merchandising team.

This role is based at our Hallam Support Office and is responsible for providing support to the Senior Product Category Manager (Hardware) and the team in the development and roll out of Bowens Ultimate Trade hardware range to ensure sales, gross margin and inventory KPIs are achieved in our Branches.

Day to day basis key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with managing supplier range alterations, such as resolving invoice discrepancies
  • Executing price file updates such as accurate code descriptions.
  • Assisting in the distribution of supplier information to branches and other departments.
  • Assisting the Warehouse Buyer with product deal information.
  • Liaising with our branches regarding product information a and completing annual stocktake
  • Research and data analysis to assist ranging decisions.
  • Assisting with research and conducting regular competitor price comparison analysis by range.
  • Assisting in the management of supplier agreements
  • Providing eCommerce product detail support.
  • Supporting Bowen's key sales and innovation focus
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and track progress to ensure targets are met
  • Participating Supplier product training
  • Contributing to health and safety at work by identifying, reporting and controlling hazards

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Strong administration skills
  • Analytical skills and ability to interpret data
  • Understanding of trade hardware and associated terminology
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar field
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Ability to work independently as well as contribute as a team member.
  • Proven ability to deliver outstanding service and build great relationships
  • Strong communication, relationship building, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail with a high level of accuracy

Bowens offers more than just a competitive salary. We offer genuine opportunities for development and career progression. If you would like to be rewarded for your hard work and be part of a fun team in a high-performance environment, enjoy visiting clients and building growth, then this is the role for you.

Our business is led by the values of excellence, pride, integrity, care and fun so we are searching for an individual who encompasses these traits and will bring them into their new role. If this sounds like you and you'd like to be part of our uniquely happy workplace, please apply.

All applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Due to high number of applicants only successful applicants will be contacted.