Mangere East, 2024About us : At Countdown we are excited about our future, and we want you to be a part of it! Our business is on the move and we need our best people to drive us forward with Passion, Precision and Ingenuity.
As one of New Zealand's leading retailers, we are committed to providing our customers with choice, value and convenience, so they'll enjoy the best overall shopping experience.
Your new role : As our new Merchandise Manager FoodCo, you will have primary accountability for delivery of a competitive, profitable and compelling Fresh Merchandise offer to Countdown consumers for all of our Fresh Own Brand Products.
Leaders set the direction for a category in line with the organisational strategy and oversee teams of professionals that turn the strategy into reality.
Leaders plan, organise and deploy the resources to deliver business results for their area including sales, profit, growth, and market / wallet share.
Reporting to the Head of FoodCo, you will continuously work on a number of capabilities for our business.These include : Being a Role Model for our Core ValuesPlanning for the Future of our BusinessLeading & Developing our People, and Building Collaborative RelationshipsSetting & Delivering a High Standard of WorkBeing Courageous and Driving InnovationLeveraging InsightsEffectively Managing Risk and ResourcesSome of your new responsibilities will be : Maintaining awareness and building a forward looking view of product trends, availability, and customer preferences in order to translate current and future trendsDeveloping or contributing to the development of longer-
term strategies and plansDeveloping, maintaining and reporting on category forecastsDetermining the overall framework / guidelines for buyers and merchandisersSetting parameters and policies for negotiations with vendors including terms and conditionsMaintaining and enhancing commercial work processes and systems to drive efficiencyCollaborating across functions to meet business objectivesPlanning and controlling budget and team resourcesMaintaining high level relationships with vendors and partnersWhat we are looking for : You will have previous Management or Senior Level experience from ideally a Merchandise background, with a history of transforming performance.
Your ability to digest data and make insightful, actionable recommendations is paramount.You will have a proven track record of creating and leading a positive culture and a focus on developing the Talent in your team.
Continuous improvement will be a focus, ensuring both your team and the business are Always Improving.Some other key skills include : Making a significant contribution to finalising on a joint venture, merger or acquisitionLeading a business taking accountability for profit and lossMaking a significant impact to the profitability and results of struggling business / initiative (turnaround)NegotiationStrategic thinkingData analysis / insightsBusiness acumenWhat’s in it for you?
We can offer you an attractive salary, benefits & company car! We also pride ourselves on training and development, so you will always have the opportunity to grow within the business.
At Countdown we believe that we are here to make Kiwi's lives a little better every day. If you want to be a part of our journey apply now.