Category Specialist (Horticulture)
Farmlands Co-operative
Christchurch
2d ago

Farmlands is the largest farmer owned co-operative in the country found at over 80 locations nationwide. At Farmlands our people are an integral part of what we do.

Everyone who works here can make a difference to our shareholders and we are focused on creating a working environment that allows them to do exactly that, every day.

The opportunity

Due to internal promotion, we're on the hunt for a new Category Specialist (Horticulture) to join our merchandising team! Horticulture is a growth category at Farmlands and it is an exciting time to join our growing team.

The day to day involves :

  • Category management of small / sub-categories
  • Vendor positioning and negotiation
  • Briefing of promotions
  • Close interaction with the supply chain to optimise delivery inventory management and ordering
  • Assisting with formulating the category strategy
  • What's in it for you?

    There is opportunity to progress your career, own your own small categories / subcategories and small suppliers initially, and grow quickly.

    You'll work with a democratic manager who enjoys coaching and developing people and have lots of opportunities to learn and develop your skills.

    Positive and supportive, our team are engaged, high-performing and passionate about what we do.

    Based in Wairakei Road we work in a dynamic We're near to a range of eateries and gyms - with great coffee just down the road!

    What else is on offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • Career development
  • Personal insurances - medical, life and income protection
  • Staff discounts at Farmlands Retail Stores
  • Exclusive shareholder opportunity with access to a vast array of discounts
  • Free parking!
  • About you

    You may be a Category Assistant interested in stepping up a level, or already in a Category Specialist role and wanting to fast track your career.

    You could come from retail or a pricing team and understand the general principles of merchandising.

    You'll pick things up quickly, make connections, and have an interest in the strategy. Analytical and inquisitive, you'll be engaged and ask questions.

    You'll also :

  • Be a super organised self-starter who manages deadlines
  • Have superb people skills and the ability to network and negotiate with suppliers
  • Be proficient in MS Excel and quick to pick up new systems
  • Have enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ideally, you'll have experience or an interest in horticulture, but great attitude and a willingness to learn is more important!

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