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State General Manager, WA, - Metcash Food

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Date: 15-May-2019

Location: Canning Vale, Australia

Company: Metcash

Metcash | Australia’s leading wholesale distribution and marketing company

 

Quote from the previous incumbent "the best FMCG role in the best state!"

 

What we can offer you:

 

  • An opportunity to be part of a significant transformation and shape our business for growth
  • Lead a business with full P&L accountability
  • Career development opportunities  

 

About the Role

Due to an internal promotion, we have a unique opportunity for someone to lead the Metcash Food and Grocery business for WA, developing and executing strategies to maximise growth and profitability. Reporting to the CEO Food, this is a critical role in growing our business and championing our independent retailers.

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead, develop and reignite the passion of the IGA brand and support independent retailers throughout the state
  • Full top line and Profit & Loss accountability for the Metcash Food and Grocery state business including Merchandise, Marketing, Property, Logistics and Operations
  • Develop and execute Metcash Food and Grocery State level strategies
  • Ensure best practice management of the operation for the delivery of all Metcash Food and Grocery services to all independent retailers
  • Lead and develop a high performing team to achieve business objectives
  • Build and maintain mutually beneficial business relationships with suppliers and independent retailers
  • Ensure compliance of all regulatory, legal, ethical, environmental and Metcash policies
  • Actively participate as a member of the Metcash Food Executive Team

 

 

What you’ll bring:

  • A successful track record in managing the P&L of a business across a number of business functions ideally buying, operations, logistics within the Food or Retail sector
  • A high level of commercial acumen and advanced negotiation skills with the ability to interpret financial information
  • High energy, an inspirational ‘hands on’ leadership style with the passion to deliver through people
  • An ability to build collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong strategic, problem solving and influencing skills
  • Experience working with a franchised business model would be beneficial

 

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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