Category Manager

Retailworld Resourcing

Great opportunity for a driven senior retailer to take on this brand new role with an Immediate Start

  • Large Outdoors Retail Brand
  • Must have 3+ years proven Category Manager experinece and results
  • Relocate to Palmerston North
Our client:
Is a homegrown, NZ owned and operated brand that is a household name and operates nationwide. Leaders in their sector, are a unique, passionate brand and if you love the outdoors - this will be your dream role in the stunning Manawatu area. 

The role:
Is a brand new role for the business - part of a strategy for growth and streamlining. Reporting directly to the Head Of Merchandising, you will be working closely with a team of professionals and have 2 direct reports to lead and inspire.

The ideal candidate will have: 
  • Have solid Category Management experience - preferably from within a retail environment.
  • Be an engaged and driven leader that loves to develop their people and see them succeed.
  • You’ll have been exposed to the planning, delivery, review and execution of promotions.
  • Ahead of the pack when it comes to trends in product and customer experience.
  • Exposure to negotiating with suppliers and terms, developing vendor performance metrics and designing vendor segmentation roles.
  • Have exceptional data management and analytic skills as well as planning experience.
  • Come with financial management experience and the ability to manage costs and budgets.
We are looking for someone that loves the numbers, that can get buy-in from external and internal stakeholders, that is ambitious and wants to grow within a business that is going places - someone that has an interest in the outdoors (camping, diving, fishing) would be preferred.

You will have strong customer service skills and be able to manage conflicting priorities in a busy, fast-paced environment.

What is on offer:
  • Fantastic opportunity for genuine long term growth
  • Upto $100k Base Salary
  • Committed and dedicated Head Office team
  • Supportive, fun, high energy culture
This role will not last long so if you meet the above criteria and have the relevant experience please apply online today, or give Stu a call for a confidential chat on 03 741 9606.

Please note you must have current NZ working rights and currently reside in NZ.