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Assistant Category Manager - International Foods

Woolworths Group - Sydney, NSW

Retail
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Assistant Category Manager | International Foods

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Category Manager to join our team in International Foods. This is a challenging and exciting category with a large number of unique suppliers and the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of promotional planning and events each year.

This role is responsible for delivering a range that is simple to shop and enhances our customers' perceptions of our value, quality and innovation whilst delivering to target on sales growth profitability and market share.

The primary responsibilities of an Assistant Category Manager include, however, will not be limited to:

  • Buying focus, with an emphasis on project management across a number of cross functional initiatives, such as Reviews, Promotional Strategy, and bringing new products to market
  • Further developing our strategic supplier relationships through effective communication and negotiation
  • Increase sales and profit through implementation of strategic program initiatives
  • Using your analytical skills and understanding of customer insights to make informed decisions
  • Delivering optimum ranges via a planned review schedule, offering choice that is store tailored, reflective of the category roles, incorporates changing customer trends and utilises focused customer insight
  • Identifying new, customer led, product opportunities and bringing these into range
  • Negotiating commercials with suppliers around cost of goods, promotional & marketing funding
  • Ensuring ranges are easy to shop and merchandise, improve customer availability and improve sales and profitability.


About You

We are looking for an Assistant Category Manager who is looking to join a strong team of performers in a key category within our supermarkets. You will be comfortable in working with a large number of suppliers and will enjoy bringing new ideas to this high potential category.

A passion for relationship building and making a difference in our stores and for our customers will take you far!
You will focus on improving and enhancing our customers' perception of our value, quality, range and product availability. Being the successful candidate will see you manage key strategic Initiatives, as well as deliver targets on sales growth, profitability and market share.

To Be Successful You Will Have
  • Previous buying experience or exposure to commercial buying
  • Sound commercial acumen
  • Be customer centric and able to develop a customer focused plan
  • Demonstrated the ability to negotiate and influence with cross functional and external stakeholders
  • An innovation and continuous improvement focused mentality
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to use customer insights and data to make strategic and commercial business decisions
  • Proven ability of delivering against KPIs within previous roles


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Grow with the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do.

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage and we are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can follow us on LinkedIn or see more opportunities via www.wowcareers.com.au.