Business Category Manager

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Salary: + bonus
Contact: Jo Krause

About the company

Our client in Melbourne is one of Australia's leading retailers operating a large national footprint with a well-established and iconic brand that has an impressive and loyal customer base. We are seeking a smart and innovative Business Category Manager to lead the overarching portfolio & category strategy and lead and coach the team. With an aggressive growth agenda, supported by a strong team, this is a high performing business that is focused on employing the best talent in the market to deliver on the business' clear vision for success.

About the role

An opportunity has arisen for an exceptional Business Category Manager to join the team and manage a large portfolio & P&L. This is a strategic role where you be given lots autonomy over decision making with a clear agenda of transforming the existing portfolio and building an innovative consumer proposition that spans both product and services and positions this retailer as best in class. Adopting a consumer-centric approach, we are seeking a commercial individual who is focused on insights and embedding category management principles within the business and driving category growth through joint business planning, supplier negotiations, ranging and private label expansion within key segments whilst also providing exceptional leadership not just your team but also the wider business across sales, marketing and operations space.

Skills & experience

To be successful in this role you are operating at a senior level within the category space and ideally come from a retail background but also potentially FMCG or an innovative retail pureplay. You have strong understanding of contemporary consumer retail trends locally and globally and have strong knowledge of category management principles. You have exceptional leadership qualities and come with a high level of commercial and financial acumen, which will be evident in your demonstrable category management and customer management experience. You must be a strong decision maker and have an ability to think of your feet and have a strong energy and presence about you that both internal and external stakeholders respect and buy into.


This is a Melbourne based role, we are activley looking in the New Zealand market to understand if anyone is open to a move.

How to apply

Interested to understand a little more, Hit APPLY NOW or contact Jo Krause on 03 8613 3512 for a confidential discussion.