Junior Category Manager
Auckland, Auckland
1d ago
source : ExploreJobs

Auckland City, AucklandAuckland CentralReference : 4766323Work at one of the country's most iconic retailers12 Month Fixed Term ContractCentral Auckland CBD location with easy access to public transportJoin one of New Zealand's leading retailers.

Whitcoulls is an iconic New Zealand brand with a long history of selling an exciting range of products from books and stationery, to gifts, toys and games.

We currently have an opportunity for an enthusiastic, high performing Junior Category Manager on a Fixed Term Contract, for 12 months to cover Parental Leave at our Support Office in Auckland.

This Junior Category Manager role will report directly to the Toys, Games, Art and Craft Category Manager. You will be responsible for driving profitable sales and margins through selecting and developing compelling product ranges, negotiating with suppliers, and planning promotional campaigns.

Our ideal candidate will have a sound background in buying, with an understanding of the entire buying process from initial sourcing to completion.

You must be able to demonstrate the ability to excel in a fast paced environment, have strong negotiation skills, be able to manage your workload to tight deadlines, and have exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office and Excel are considered essential. A positive attitude and strong relationship management skills will be highly valued.

A minimum of 2 years' experience in a buying role is required.To be considered for the position, you must be eligible to work within New Zealand.

We look forward to receiving your application.Applications Close : 15 Jul 2019

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