Assistant Category Manager | Automotive
Auckland, New Zealand
10d ago
  • Mt Wellington location
  • Capital Equipment & Tyre Repair
  • Autonomous and challenging role working within a great Category Team
  • About the Role

    This role oversees our Capital Equipment and Repco Tyre Repair categories and you will work closely with the Category Manager (based in Australia) to ensure that all category plans are successfully executed on time and all identified customer and business objectives are met.

    It’s a busy role that places you amongst the team in our support office, but you'll build relationships across the network dealing often with the team throughout the wider network.

    Key responsibilities include :

  • Supporting the implementation of the strategic direction of the category to grow overall profit and margins
  • Develop, implements and takes responsibility for nominated sub category plans
  • Assist the Category Manager to implement promotional, communications and marketing programs to maintain our position as the leading supplier
  • Present new product opportunities and make recommendations
  • Provide analytical support, analysing numerical, verbal and other data sources to make recommendations to the Category Manager for nominated projects
  • Accountable for the accurate and complete submission of all relevant products in the promotional planning process within the required deadlines
  • Accountable for providing comprehensive post implementation review data and reports on relevant promotional offers
  • Liaise with all business units and operations to ensure the successful implementation of all tasks and plans
  • Support the Equipment Sales and Support teams in the Key Account area to deliver budgeted results
  • Work with Category Manager to ensure we have well balance inventory
  • The Ideal Candidate

    Being able to demonstrate your success previously in a category (or similar) you’ll be confident dealing with suppliers and liaising across the business with internal stakeholders.

    Experience within automotive would be advantageous, or some knowledge of the industry. Your experience and history will demonstrate :

  • A tertiary graduate or previous success within a category role
  • Experience within automotive or strong automotive knowledge is highly desirable
  • A self-starter with the desire and drive to progress
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Strong attention to detail, results focus and ability to multi-task
  • Be agile and flexible to meet demands and deadlines
  • Have a roll up the sleeves mentality to getting the job done
  • Be naturally inquisitive and look to add value to assigned tasks
  • About Us

    Repco is the 'go-to' for anything automotive and with almost 100 stores nationwide, we have expanded our portfolio significantly in the last few years.

    We are backed by the largest automotive aftermarket parts company in the world, Genuine Parts Company (GPC) who own businesses in USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

    We have a fantastic culture across our network which stems from one of our key values, We genuinely care’. You’ll work with people who are truly passionate about what they do, go the extra mile, pursue excellence and inspire innovation.

    It’s an exciting time to be part of our business - Send your CV to our Careers Team by clicking

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