Category Manager
Farmlands Co-operative
Christchurch, New Zealand
7h ago

Farmlands have been helping shareholders get the most from their business at the fairest price for over 50 years. We are the largest buying group of its type in the country and listed as a Top 20 NZ Company.

About the role

We are on the hunt for a Category Manager to assist in the strategic development of our Seed, Fertiliser & Chemical categories.

Your focus will be on developing and delivering sustainable, innovative items for the Co-operative that allow for market share growth and profit improvements to our shareholders.

Reporting to our Senior Category Manager, your remit will encompass end to end category management including range planning, forecasting, sourcing great products, promotional planning, pricing strategies and merchandising.

This role has a national focus and will see you work closely with many parts of our business including sales & supply chain teams and farm systems experts.

About you

You will be team oriented, well-structured in your approach and have presentation and interpersonal skills that see you build instant rapport and strong, sustainable relationships with suppliers at all levels of the organisation.

Skills / Experience

To succeed in this role, you will require :

  • Strong commercial acumen, gained from within a role of similar scope and complexity
  • A track record of executing category growth and organised strategy of innovative commercial solutions within a large organisation
  • A strong knowledge of seed industry / seed management categories
  • Employee Benefits

    Along with a competitive salary, we pride ourselves on our extensive employee benefits.

    We offer you :

  • Free onsite parking
  • Staff Shareholding
  • Medical, Life & Income Protection
  • Annual flu shots
  • It's an exciting time to join Farmlands and this role in particular provides challenge and opportunity for an experienced category professional.

    Apply today to take full advantage of these opportunities! For more information, contact Sarah Meakin, Recruitment Advisor on 03 344 3740.

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