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Category Manager - Trade Products

Frontline Construction

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Category Manager - Trade Products

About the Client

Part of a larger group, our client still embraces their core people values as they did when they were a smaller family run business. They know that they cannot deliver to their customers without great people.

As a Category Manager you will contribute to a highly successful and industry leading Merchandise Team. You will be commercially capable and responsible for this key department within the company structure. A key responsibility with this established and phenomenally successful company is to ensure they continue to offer an unrivalled product and service to their trade customers.

You will be outcomes focused with high level people skills. You enjoy working in a team environment and contributing to the business as a whole. Your philosophy will be buit on developing and maintaining winning key stakeholder relationships.

Core Duties:

  • Perform functions of a merchandise Category Manager
  • Develops the category strategy
  • Achieves GMROI targets per category
  • Executes category strategy and deploys tactical plans (price positioning, ranging, promotional plans, terms of distribution)
  • Plans and runs pricing and terms negotiations
  • Drives category growth
  • Scouts for new opportunities
  • Co-creates with customers and suppliers
  • Promotes internally and to builders
  • Specification + selection sales
  • Merchandising and In-store Displays
  • Drives for wins in New Product Introductions (NPIs)
  • Reviews suppliers
  • Monitors terms and service performance levels e.g. DIFOT, customer care
  • Reports and monitors KPIs

Skills Required:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience in category management

  • Broad experience in strategic planning and execution
  • High level of financial accumen
  • Experience in building winning supplier relationships

  • Knowledge of Building/Construction/Trade Supply/Timber industries

  • An engaging communication style and positive influencing skills

In return for your efforts you will be provided with;

  • An exceptional opportunity for an already experienced candidate
  • The chance to work alongside some of the most competent and industry leading professionals
  • Rewarding negotiable salary on offer in the range of $85,000 to $100,000 + super
  • Melbourne based role


About us

Frontline Construction, Trades and Services division specialises in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Automotive, Building Trades, Carpentry & Cabinet Making, Cleaning, Electrical, Fitters Turners & Machinists, Horticulture, Landscaping, Locksmithing, Maintenance & Facilities Management, Painting & Sign Writing, Plumbing, Printing & Publishing, Welders & Boiler Makers, Service Technicians & Security Services.

Frontline Recruitment Group was established in 1995 and is made up of Industry specific verticals with specialist consultants working to help match great candidates with great career opportunities.

To apply online, please click on the apply button.
Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact the team at Frontline Construction on
0449 878 488 or via australia@frontlineconstruction.com.au, otherwise please check out our website for other available positions.

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