Category Manager

The Company
This forward thinking, cutting edge industry leader is seeking a Category Manager (Grocery) to join their expanding team. Located in a modern and perfectly situated CBD office near Darling Harbour, you’ll be working for an organization who has embarked on a transformational change to offer a consumer focused experience to maximum customer appeal whilst also reaching the best possible financial performance. 
What you will be doing
This exceptional opportunity will see you develop categories and product ranges to meet consumer needs and deliver commercial goals.  This is a fast paced and exciting role where you will work with a Commercially focused, high energy, driven and forward thinking team. To succeed within this role you will:
  • Work closely with internal teams to develop blueprints and visual merchandising solutions
  • Aim to understand overall customer needs, develop and manage category strategies and sourcing events to reduce total costs
  • Build joint business plans and strategic partnerships with vendors
  • Develop, implement and manage vendor performance metrics, documents and reporting as part of a Supplier Relationship Management plan.
  • Understand the implications of pricing strategy and its impact on consumers
  • Use category analysis to asses performance to obtain company KPIs and increase sales
  • Challenge the status quo to improve and identify opportunities to improve store layouts and drive sales
  • Conduct market analysis to drive category strategies
  • Lead and drive the development of category plans in conjunction with key stakeholders
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of all category influencers and become the business- wide category subject matter expert.
What you must have to apply for this role:
  • Minimum 5+ years' experience in similar category role within an FMCG or Retail environment;
  • A successful track record in managing and expanding a consumer category attaining sales and profitability targets
  • Sharp analytical skills and a strong financial acumen to manage a P&L
  • Impressive negotiation capacity and excellent communication skills; 
  • Strong understanding of contemporary consumer marketing, retail trends and opportunities;
  • An excellent working knowledge of category management processes, systems and tools.
What you need to do:
  • Simply click on 'Apply here' to send your resume, or alternatively email your resume to
Sydney (Sydney)
Josephine Connolly