Category Manager


Category Manager

  • Join a market leader membership-based organisation in the dynamic and ever-expanding healthcare industry
  • Be an integral member of the National Pharmacies' business in a positive & fun work environment

National Pharmacies are looking for an experienced and passionate Category Manager who wants to take the next big step in their career!


About Us...

National Pharmacies is a well-known and respected South Australian based organisation providing health solutions to the community. Through a network of approximately 70 retail stores throughout South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, we provide an extensive range of high-quality Dispensary, Health, Beauty and Optical products and services.


National Pharmacies is a mutual organisation and as such is owned by its members. Our member base is now close to 260,000 and fundamentally we are driven to add value to our members lives, and we pride ourselves on ethically driven values, a strong corporate governance framework and focus on corporate social responsibility. We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity in our people.


The company has existed for over 100 years; however, we continually strive to develop and implement innovative technological solutions and enhanced business processes. We insist on high standards and expect sustainability through organic growth and the realisation of new business opportunities.


About The Role...

An extraordinary opportunity has arisen for an experienced Category Manager to take on and implement promotional programs supporting category and supplier sales growth. You will also implement range reviews as per set schedules to drive category growth and identify business opportunities reflecting business ranging strategy.


This role encompasses the management of category margins, budgets, negotiation of favourable trading term agreements with suppliers, and the management of monthly markdowns. The review and maintenance of pricing in line with policies and procedures will assist in maximising promotions values which meet and exceed customer expectations.


This position is based in our Support Office which is located in the Adelaide CBD.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Implementing promotional programs
  • Supporting category and supplier sales growth
  • Driving category growth and identifying business opportunities
  • Managing category margins, budgets and markdowns
  • Negotiation of trading term agreements with suppliers


About You...

As an experienced Category Manager, you will have proven leadership skills focussed on change management, organisational culture development and building ongoing business results. You will be analytical, competent in the Microsoft suite of products and experienced in negotiating on supplier trading terms. Previous experience in FMCG or the Beauty Industry would be highly regarded.


Your exceptional negotiation and interpersonal communication skills will see you maintain mutually respectful and collaborative business partnerships with suppliers and with internal customers across sales, marketing, promotions and store operations.


Experience, skills & attributes:


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a merchandise buying role
  • Proven leadership skills focussed on change management and organisational culture
  • Experience building ongoing business results
  • Proven analytical abilities
  • Competency in the Microsoft suite of products
  • Experience in negotiating supplier trading terms
  • Developed interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience maintaining respectful and collaborative business partnerships with suppliers and with internal customers.


How to Apply...


Please complete the requested work history & education information on the application page. You are welcome to include any certificates in the education section.


If you are a passionate person who realises the tremendous opportunity that this role offers and want to utilise your skills and passion in the healthcare industry, we want to hear from you!


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