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Career Opportunities: Senior Category Manager | Health & Beauty | BIG W (210535)


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 08/09/2017

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.



• Think BIG and join one of Australia’s most iconic brands

• Focussed, outcome driven team - lead your team to success

• Own this role, enjoy autonomy and responsibility


The role


This is the biggest category within the Everyday and Seasonal area with an opportunity to deliver significant growth and lead the market. The category includes hair care and styling, beauty, oral care, shaving, cosmetics, travel toiletries, hair and beauty accessories, medicinal, suncare, skincare and feminine hygiene.


We are looking for a leader who can drive change and step change in this business and this will require end to end management with operations as well as with marketing and replenishment.  Stakeholder management is key and the ability to build collaborative relationships.


The role reports into the Head of Commercial and will be a key part of the team to deliver the turnaround strategy.  In this role you will:


  • Lead and develop a team, driving a high performance culture

  • Overall responsibility of financial targets, both personally and that of the team

  • Own supplier relationships and optimise supplier portfolio in category, joint business planning and negotiate trading terms with suppliers

  • Deliver on the range, price and channel strategy



About You


This role requires a strong people manager with the ability to motivate and develop a team.  Supplier management is key and we are looking for someone who can develop long term partnerships with key suppliers.



Other core behaviours:



  • Proven understanding and experience gained in FMCG category management

  • Strong commercial acumen - ability to interpret results, analyse and plan for the future

  • A passion for leadership and developing talent

  • Previous experience in Health & Beauty will be highly regarded

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 186 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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