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Career Opportunities: Assistant Category Manager - Men's Toiletries, Deodorants & Women's Hair Removal (205511)


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 12/09/2017

Job Category:

Marketing / Category Management

Job description:


Assistant Category Manager  | A Fresh New Direction 


Do you have extensive buying experience within FMCG? Join the Men's Toiletries, Deodorants & Women's Hair Removal Category and experience the opportunity to work  in a fast paced environment across a broad portfolio.


  • Men's Toiletries, Deodorants & Women's Hair Removal Category

  • Norwest, Bella Vista Location - Avoid the city traffic (parking provided) - Enjoy a coffee with colleagues at our onsite Cafe - Hit the treadmill at lunch at our onsite Gym - Grab your last minute milk and bread (with your staff discount) before heading home, from our onsite Woolworths grocery store!

  • Work with a team that supports growth and career development


About Us


At Woolworths, spreading the joy of food to our customers is the reason we do what we do. We live it, we breathe it.


Woolworths offers real opportunities for career development, for those who love food and putting a smile on a customer’s face.


So if you’re someone who leads by example and strives to be better every day, then we would love to hear from you.


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


  • Use your ACM / Buying experience and look after one of the biggest Woolworths categories

  • Buying focus with more emphasis on the promotional side

  • Create and develop credibility and negotiate with our suppliers

  • Increase your sales and profit through strategic program effectiveness

  • Use your high level of data analysis to get results

  • Deliver an optimum range via a planned review schedule offering choice that is store tailored, reflective of the category roles, incorporating changing customer trends and utilising focused customer insight

  • Invest time with Category Manager in stores, vendors, visiting manufacturers, conducting competitor analysis through store visits

  • Identify new opportunities that are better for the customer, simpler to execute for stores and reduce CODB for Woolworths

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

  • Regularly review the levels of Dumps, Clearance, Out of Code, Unknown and Known shrinkage and review the root causes and apply actions to minimise these losses

  • Negotiate contracts, deliver COGS reductions and more favourable terms and conditions for Woolworths whilst setting very clear expectations with the right Customer insight driven vendors and suppliers

  • Ensure range is easy to shop, holds the right stock weight, has appropriate DOS holding and utilising the most effective fixture mechanics


About You


WOWpeople 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.


To be successful you will have:


  • Previous buying / ACM experience

  • A proven track record of sound commercial acumen

  • Be customer centric and able to develop a customer focused Category 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

  • Experience planning a strong promotional program to maximise sales and profit opportunities


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