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Supermarket Bakery Fresh Specialist

Date: 29-Apr-2021

Location: Laverton

Company: Metcash

Metcash | Australia’s leading wholesale distribution and marketing company

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Fresh Specialist to join our Victorian Food and Grocery Retail Operation Team. Based in Victoria you'll primarily be on the road and will cover all of Retailers that come under the Victoria banner.  


As a subject matter expert in Bakery you’ll provide expert knowledge and support on critical food safety issues, niche ranging and ticketing knowledge, fresh strategies and action plans. You’ll be a trusted advisor and partner to the business and will support the growth of independents.
What you’ll do
•    Support Retail Operations to grow the Fresh offer across our retail network
•    Educate and coach (e.g. training sessions) Retail Operations teams to ensure they have a good understanding of the Bakery business
•    Advise on Fresh new lines, ranging, ticketing, catalogue compliance and identify sales opportunities
•    Support retailers in creating a successful Fresh retail environment and share industry benchmark, trends, and best practice
•    Provide Fresh-specific business support e.g. review store Fresh budgets, formulate Fresh business strategies, and advise on how to maximise Fresh sales

What you’ll bring
•    In depth Bakery knowledge and experience within the supermarket industry
•    Strong influencing skills and ability to establish trust and build relations with retailers (owners and managers)
•    Strong understanding of fresh food compliance and legislation requirements e.g. Food Safety, HACCP, Cold Chain and WHS
•    Effective promotional and selling skills, with a strong track record of closing deals and meeting sales targets

What we can offer you 
•    You can make a difference and shape what this iconic Aussie brand stands for
•    We’ve BIG on flexible working
•    Company car, mobile phone and laptop
•    Travel 1 week out of 4 per month
At Metcash, we’re the power behind an independent Australia. For almost 100 years we’ve been proudly supporting local, family-owned businesses – sticking up for the little guys and helping them become the best stores in town. Today we’re Australia and New Zealand’s leading independent retail partner and wholesaler in the food, liquor and hardware sectors. And while we may be large, we’ll always be locals at heart. 
So, roll up your sleeves and bring your best self to work, and we’ll give you the support you need to develop a rewarding career and make your mark on the future of retail.

Make your Mark!
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