Category Manager - EOI

Job Title: Category Manager - EOI
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
Location: Eastern Suburbs Sydney, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH16500_1536632759
Contact Name: Chris Barr
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 11, 2018 04:36

Job Description

About the company

Fresh food is not just a passion it is a way of life for our client who have grown to become one of Australia's most trusted grocery retailers. Their mission is to put customers at the heart of everything they do and part of their strategy for 2018/19 is delighting their customers with a new look fresh food offering.

With their commercial team growing there is a great opportunity for a Category Manager fanatical about fresh food to join their team.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Merchandise you will join a passionate team of category managers and assistants to innovate and grow the fresh food offering. You will be given the opportunity to take on a high sales volume, high profile category, creating and implementing the strategy to enhance the range, increase market share and capitalise on revenue growth opportunities.

From product selection and promotions, to category performance and profitability you will be in the driving seat of your category and will be given the autonomy to take the commercial decisions to delight your customers and deliver results. You will also be given the opportunity to lead, work with and develop a team of assistant category buyers to create future talent for the business.

Skills & Experience

You will consider yourself an exceptional Category Manager or Senior Buyer with 5+ years experience in fresh food preferably within grocery retail.

Through your experience you will be able to demonstrate your achievements in the following:-

  • Passionate fresh food lover with an exceptional track record in driving performance across food categories
  • Thriving in a fast paced, hands-on, customer focused environment
  • Reputation as an outstanding leader, influencer and delivering exceptional results
  • Strong analytical and commercial acumen with the ability to make smart commercial decisions
  • Sharp eye for detail and have exacting standards when it comes to fresh food standards and presentation
  • Exposure to KPI measures and be able to interpret P&L and trading reports
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a shrewd trader instinct
  • Highly tuned stakeholder management skills with the ability to manage complex relationships (internally and externally)
  • Ambitious, driven and highly motivated individual who strives to be the best


  • Competitive remuneration package and STI component
  • Fantastic learning and development program created for you
  • Progressive and innovative retailer pushing the boundaries of traditional retailing

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Chris Barr on (02) 8024 7145 for a confidential discussion.