Category Assistant

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Work type: Full time
Business Unit: Independent Hardware Group
Department: National
Categories: Merchandise
State: VIC
Site: Heatherton HTH

Category Assistant

What we can offer you

  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Flexible work environment
  • Modern office facilities, including free and secure onsite car parking, WiFi facilities, break out/collaboration spaces
  • Training opportunities, your personal development is important to us
  • Multiple career opportunities and the opportunity to be a part of our transformation journey
  • Added benefits – Well being days, extra leave days just for you; corporate health benefits and more

About the role

The position provides support to the Category Manager, assists in planning and contributing to the efficient operation of the Merchandise Department. This position will also provide assistance to the Business Unit Manager in relation to reports, correspondence and communications (internal and external)

What you will do

  • Masterfile Maintenance including price adjustments and general product file information
  • Co-ordination and administration of promotional submissions, loading promotional files and administration of samples
  • Management of the catalogue program, conduct copy and product proofing and review catalogue performance
  • Preparing analysis work for category reviews as required by the Category Manager –run system reports as required
  • Monitoring stock levels of core ranges with an emphasis on import ranges
  • Assistance with Return to Vendor Program ( Providing data and monitoring progress)
  • Manage store communications via Daily Store Bulletins and dedicated Range Brochures, member trade communications relating to price movements, surveys and sales details
  • Attending relevant meetings with suppliers in order to maintain a close understanding of mutual business opportunities
  • As required, conduct competition check analysis on applicable products / categories and maintenance of price sensitive lines
  • Assisting with Member Committee presentations and other Events such as the Annual Conferences and Merchandise Roadshows
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business (Inventory, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain, Customer Service )
  • Form part of "Project Teams" as required

 

What you will bring

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound analytical ability
  • Effective time and resource management skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Experience in the use of MS Office, with particular focus on Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining quality systems (database)
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Can Do Attitude
  • Uses Initiative
  • A strong understanding of trade practices legislation and other laws and standards applicable to the role, an appreciation of their importance and a demonstrated ability to follow them.

About us

We are a $13 billion plus business with locations cross Australia, New Zealand and China. Metcash proudly support independently owned retailers across our portfolio of brands including Mitre 10, Home Timber & Hardware, IGA, Cellarbrations, Friendly Grocer, Campbells and the Bottle-O.

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