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Career Opportunities: Buyer (193804)


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 24/07/2017

Job Category:

Retail / Buyer / Purchasing

Job description:


Buyer | Own & Exclusive Brands


  • Dynamic Team

  • Next step to Category Management position

  • Opportunity to exceed with your excellent negotiation skills


About Us
Woolworths is proud to be Aussie, through and through.  It's why 96% of our fresh fruit & veg comes from our very own backyard and it's also the reason why 100% of our fresh meat comes from Australian farms and nowhere else.  Welcome to Australia's Fresh Food People!

We are much more than a supermarket though, we are part of Australia's biggest retail group, Woolworths Limited, and have the most trusted food, liquor and general merchandise brands. With recent expansion into financial services and award-winning multi-channel initiatives, our innovation and customer obsession is changing the face of Australian retail.


About You
Woolworths people are great people. Whether we’re learning new things, seizing the initiative, or winning together our customers are at the heart of everything we do. If you’re the sort of individual who takes accountability and strives to always do the right thing for each other, our communities, our customers, and our business then we ought to connect.


The Own & Exclusive Brands Buyer is tasked with delivering a competitive cost for our Own & Exclusive products which in turn achieves agreed profit metrics for the category. The Own & Exclusive Brands Buyer works with the Product Development teams to help negotiate the right balance of COGs and quality. The Own & Exclusive Brands Buyer is also responsible for determining and developing appropriate sources of supply and maintaining cooperative working relationships with suppliers in order to stay current with trends and technologies, products and services.

The key accountability of the Own & Exclusive Brands Buyer is to develop and engage with our current and potential supplier base to deliver improved quality at lower cost and with a point of difference, while working collaboratively with the relevant internal and external stakeholders and in line with agreed performance metrics.  You will be working predominately with Indent lines and working with seasonal products.


  • Negotiate contracts on existing portfolio and assist with negotiations on new products

  • Understand supply base capability and constantly identify opportunities and nurture new supplier relationships which will deliver long term competitive advantage for Woolworths.

  • Ensure supplier compliance with supply expectations and targets.

  • Stock management specifically with Indent and seasonal lines

  • Pricing policies


We’re looking for our next superstar with the following experience:

  • Prior experience in a buying or ACM role

  • Strong skills and a passion for negotiation is essential!

  • Solid understanding of product componentry and cost makeup of goods

  • Exceptional attention to detail and time management skills


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