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Career Opportunities: Category Manager | Accessories & Travel Goods | BIG W (208974)


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 31/08/2017

Job Category:

Marketing / Category Management

Job description:



What we're like

BIG W's best and most valued asset is its team of 22,000 passionate people in Australia and Asia. We believe the most vital ingredient to driving our business success is our people and we aim to empower every individual to make a positive contribution, extend career skills and ultimately maximise their potential.



• Opportunity to work in a strategic turnaround business

• Strong, focussed, outcome driven team

• Own this role, enjoy autonomy and responsibility


The role


Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, your role will be to buy the best, most competitive and on trend range, at the best cost/deal and price the range to maximise sales, profit, customer satisfaction and optimise inventory.  



Core responsibilities include:


  • Partner with Design on range architecture for category

  • Develop pricing strategy / option plan / proposed promotions and share with design so they can design, source and produce range

  • Review and selecting range from design produced collections in line with option plan and OTB

  • Analyse in-season and post-season performance and remain very responsive to sales opportunities to move stock using pricing and markdowns deliver on strategy


About You



You will have previous experience as a commercial retail buyer/category manager ideally with accessories or travel goods experience successfully trading a sizeable category in terms of worth and options.  You will execute and manage the full end to end buying process and be agile in your thinking and adaptable to change.



Core behaviours: 


  • Commercial acumen - strong analytical thinking with the ability to interpret results, analyse and plan for the future

  • Stakeholder management - ability to influence, positively engage with others and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

  • Superior commercial negotiation and influencing skills

  • Humility, curiosity, service and teamwork

About Us

For over 50 years BIG W has been the trusted backstop of Australian households. We have clothed Australian families, furnished Australian homes and filled Australian toy boxes. We opened our first store on the outskirts of Newcastle in New South Wales in 1964 and have 185 stores operating across Australia today.

BIG W is proud to provide Australian shoppers with a broad range of quality general merchandise products at low prices. From women's, men's and children's clothing and shoes to homewares, electronics, pet food, cleaning items, party goods, toys and books, BIG W is a popular one-stop-shop for customers seeking great design, brands and value across the country.


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