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Fresh Food Specialists

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Date: 14-May-2019

Location: Huntingwood, Australia

Company: Metcash

Metcash | Australia’s leading wholesale distribution and marketing company


What we offer:

  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Career opportunities within a large organisation
  • Training and development opportunities
  • The unique opportunity of supporting our Independent retailers
  • Corporate benefits……

About the role:

Fresh specialists are subject matter experts in their categories (Fresh / Meat / Deli & Bakery) and provide expert knowledge and support to retailers and Retail Operations – constantly driving Fresh food excellence. This role provides Fresh specific assistance to Area Sales Managers, Key Account Managers, and Retail Business Manager, including critical food safety and compliance issues, niche ranging and ticketing knowledge,  strategy and action plans.

What you’ll do:

  • Implement Fresh Merchandise strategies and achieve operational standards  
  • Educate and coach the Retail Operations teams to ensure they have a good understanding of Fresh - sharing industry insights and best practice
  • Build relationships with retailers to establish trust and confidence as a Fresh Subject Matter Expert
  • Advise on Fresh new lines, ranging, ticketing, catalogue compliance and identify warehouse sales opportunities
  • Use available shoppers’ and stores’ data to advise on additional Fresh range opportunities.
  • Provide Fresh specific business support e.g. review store budgets, formulate business strategies, advise on sales growth
  • Represent retailers’ positions and feedback retailers’ needs and requests
  • Recommend Fresh product or service enhancements to improver retailer satisfaction.


What you’ll bring:

  • In-depth Fresh grocery market knowledge and understanding of the retail supermarket sector
  • Experience in buying within a Fresh category and knowledge of growing and supply trends within the industry
  • Strong understanding of Fresh food compliance and legislative requirements e.g. HACCP, Food Safety, Cold Chain and WHS Legislation
  • Influencing skills with the ability to establish trust and build effective relationships with retailers
  • Effective promotional and sales skills, with a strong track record of closing successful deals and meeting sales targets.


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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