Fresh Specialists, SA

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Work type: Full time
Business Unit: Supermarkets
Department: SA
Categories: Merchandise, Retail
State: SA
Site: Kidman Park

As one of the Fresh Specialists for SA it is your role to drive both internal and external sales within our network and improve retailer capability at store level to drive standards and profitable sales.  Your specialty will be either Fresh, Meat, Deli / Bakery.

What you will be doing:-

  • Support retailers to achieve Fresh Retail Excellence.
  • Through the delivery of training on best practice merchandising for fresh products including stock rotation, country of origin and legislative requirements
  • Coach and support store staff on ordering stock to maximise sales and minimize shrinkage
  • Suggesting new product lines
  • Train and develop peers and customers on Fresh
  • Share with your team how retailers are buying
  • Provide advice to retailers on seasonal products and themed lines
  • Train on store standards to best showcase their fresh produce
  • HAACP requirements and safe food handling
  • Provide support to Retailers and Area Managers to assist them in maximizing sales and profits
  • Work with Retailers and Area Managers to review store fresh budgets and provide advice on how they can maximize store sales and meet financial targets.
  • Provide advice on relays to fresh departments.
  • Provide guidance and advice of rostering protocols to maximizing staffing efficiencies.
  • Discuss customer requests, sales data and shrinkage reports with Retailers to determine if ranging is correct.
  • Develop relationships between Metcash Food and Grocery and the Retailers
  • Actively encourage Retailers to consider Metcash as a supplier of fresh products
  • Communicate to Retailers our offerings and encourage new or additional warehouse withdrawals.
  • Communicate and promote special buys,promotional buys and deals provided by the relevant Fresh Buyer via both Tele sales and store visits
  • Assist Retailers to formulate business strategies
  • Provide feedback to Metcash on competitive pricing to ensure that Retailers have a competitive edge.

About you:-

You have approx. 5 years’ experience within fresh.  It is essential that you have been a department manager within fresh or a specialist division like deli, bakery or meat.  Knowledge of HACCP, Food Safety, Cold Chain and WHS legislation needs to be sound.   Experience in a buying function would be highly desirable. You have excellent inter personal skills and form relationships quickly.  You have strong commercial acumen and have managed a P&L in the past.

This is a great opportunity in one of the fastest growing areas within the retail industry.

About us

Metcash is Australia’s leading wholesale distribution and marketing company with sales of over $14 billion.  We believe that it is absolutely vital to Australia that there is a sustainable, independent, family-owned business sector. Independent retailers support their local communities. We help them to be the ‘Best Store in Town’ by providing merchandising, operational and marketing support across our food, liquor and hardware pillars.  Our purpose is to Champion successful Independents. 


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