Category Manager/Senior Buyer (Beauty & Cosmetics)


A permanent Buyer/Category Manager opportunity based on the Northern Beaches for a multi-channel retailer in a branded environment

  • Working on a multi-category department in Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Reporting into the General Manager, with full ownership of the department
  • Based on the North Shore, with onsite car parking and lots of onsite facilities
Role & responsibilities:
Reporting into the General Manager, the Category Manager will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day management across the multi-category Skincare / Cosmetics business. 

Full ownership and budget management, trading the department end-to-end, determining the brand mix, assortment plans and marketing activity. On boarding new brands and maximising the relationships with external brand partners. 

In a true Category Manager role, the successful applicant will also be responsible for overall order and supplier/vendor management, with support of a Junior Buyer in raising purchase orders and tracking delivery with suppliers; analysing sales to track product performance, sample management for promotional campaigns, working closely with other departments including finance, marketing and production. 

Experience required for the role:
  • Previous experience as a Buyer, Brand Manager or Category Manager with exposure to Beauty, Skincare and/or Cosmetics
  • A passion for Beauty and Cosmetics with a strong sense of commercial awareness
  • Strong communication skills, as the role will be dealing with and managing suppliers/vendors
  • Strong interpersonal / relationship management skills with internal stakeholders, working closely with production and marketing, and finance departments 
  • Strong administrative skills and ability to work well in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment, while maintaining high work standards
On offer to the successful candidate:
  • Competitive salary and package with regular bonus incentive opportunities 
  • Training and development opportunities 
  • Onsite cafe/restaurant and parking facilities 
  • Staff discount and other staff perks 
Due to the high number of applications, only successfully short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Job posted by Clare Hackman