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Assistant Fresh Buyer

Date: 02-Aug-2022

Location: Gepps Cross, AUSTRALIA

Company: Metcash

Metcash | Australia’s leading wholesale distribution and marketing company

At Metcash Food, we’re the power behind local business, proudly supplying over 1600 independently owned stores in every corner of Australia and New Zealand. With a range of trusted independent brands like IGA, Foodland and Campbells/C-Store, our stores sit at the heart of their communities, providing locals with the products and homegrown produce they love most. 


We are looking for an Assistant Fresh Buyer to support our Merchandise department inclusive of preparing retail and pricing strategies and providing administrative support the Merchandise department inclusive of preparing retail and pricing strategies and providing administrative support.


What you’ll do

•    Perform and coordinate administrative duties.
•    Preparing competitive retail and pricing strategies.
•    Negotiate with suppliers to provide successful promotional strategies in line with trading agreements to complement National strategies.
•    Deliver on agreed measurements to drive sales
•    Build strong business relationships 
•    Build relationships with strategic customers, manufacturers and National Merchandise and National Category Managers
•    Understand the customer demographics of stores and ensure that customer needs are met through buying and inventory management activities


What you’ll bring

•    Previous experience in the merchandising or retail industry 
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•    Proven ability in effective communication and relationship development
•    Strong analytical and organisational skills
•    Ability to multi-task and perform under pressure
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office

What we can offer you
•    Hybrid working – flexibility is in our DNA, so we blend working from anywhere with time in the office Be part a dynamic, high performing team  
•    An extra week of annual leave after your first year as part of our Fifth Week program, and the opportunity to purchase annual leave to help you recharge
•    Fast-paced environment where no two days are the same
•    Great corporate benefits including retail discounts, EAP, wellbeing days and many more

We’re all about celebrating success, and we’re proud to be a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, an accredited Flex Ready workplace and a Gold Standard Mental Health First Aid skilled workplace.


We need talented people with a love for all things local, a can-do attitude and a passion for hard work done right to help us give independents a fighting chance.


Make your Mark!  


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