Due to continued growth in this highly competitive market we have been engaged to source a National Category Manager for this well known retail leader. Reporting to the Business Manager you will ensure the profitable purchasing and management of merchandise within a specific category in order to achieve budgetary performance targets and organisational objectives. Coupled with this you will maximise all product sourcing and development opportunities, deliver an effective product range and assortment plan, manage all marketing and promotional activities and build strong relationships with key suppliers and work closely and supportively with the retail store network.
The successful candidate will demonstrate:
§ Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field or demonstrated equivalent experience, knowledge and skills in Category or Product Management.
§ Excellent organisational and planning skills in managing a personal workload in a busy environment with conflicting demands.
§ Ability to identify problems, gather facts, analyse and plan effective actions to solve problems.
§ A strong customer focus and sound analytical ability and data skills.
You will also demonstrate an impressive capacity for analysing market trends and will currently be in a retail category management role within soft or hard goods. You will possess excellent communication skills, be an energised and inspiring team player and have strong commercial acumen and a track record of success in achieving sales performance. In return you will be rewarded with an attractive salary package and have the opportunity to help influence the strategic direction of this successful business.
To be considered for this challenging opportunity, please forward your resume to email@example.com or contact Virginia Bacon on 03 9016 9860 or 0411 757 486 for a strictly confidential discussion.