FoodCo - Buyer (408145)

Last updated 10 hours ago
Location:Baulkham Hills
Job Type:Full Time

FoodCo Buyer - Own & Exclusive Brand Team

  • Are you ready to transform your ideas through to delivery within a dynamic, fast-paced and challenging environment?
  • Genuine Career Pathways - As our business grows, so do the opportunities for our people!
  • Norwest Location - Free parking, multiple coffee shops, Metro Woolworths Store all on site

About Us

FoodCo is one of the four divisions of the Woolworths Food Group. This new centre of expertise is set to establish a world class FMCG business and change the landscape of the Australian food industry. FoodCo will drive clear competitive advantage for the Food Group through increased innovation in own and exclusive brands, expansion into growth markets, building manufacturing excellence and the establishment of strategic, long-term partnerships.

The Own & Exclusive Brands Team is responsible for growing the profitable sales of the Own and Exclusive Brand range by delivering highly competitive, differentiated products. The Own & Exclusive Brands Team is tasked with balancing the mix between category and customer need, Own & Exclusive Brands growth opportunities and the development and maintenance of a capable supply base.

We’re going to move fast and there’ll be change along the way. We'll leverage, nurture and grow our best talent to drive points of difference and create a sustainable, collaborative and agile culture where we continue to evolve and put the customer at the centre of everything we do!

About the role

Positioned within our FoodCo Own & Exclusive Brand Team, we are looking for an experienced Buyer to support our high-performing team in driving the continued profitability of our Woolworths Supermarkets and Small stores. With both a passion for food and strong buying experience, you will be responsible for developing and executing our Own Brand category plans in close collaboration with our Category teams and Product Developers.

You will be required to work with a wide variety of stakeholders from both within the business and with our supply base and must therefore possess excellent stakeholder management, negotiation and problem solving skills. You will need to develop an intimate knowledge of your products and your customer, as well as the ability to stay on top of category trends, technologies, innovation, competition and supplier capability.

This end-to-end role will test your commercial acumen, negotiation skills and ability to influence the senior leadership team in a healthy way. It is essential to possess a positive attitude and be able to manage complex and competing priorities while maintaining a calm demeanour.

This role reports to the Senior Own & Exclusive Brand Manager & business partners with the FoodCo senior leadership team.

Key Responsibilities but not limited to:

  • Negotiate contracts on existing and new product portfolio.
  • Deliver COGS reductions across the respective categories without impacting quality, through ensuring better buying and working collaboratively with our suppliers.
  • Working closely with the Product Development teams to help negotiate the right balance of COGs and quality.
  • Review, refine and amend supplier strategies so WW has the most compelling offers.
  • Monitor and act upon KPIs to ensure supply continuity across the product portfolio.
  • Regularly review stock loss, determine the root causes and apply actions to minimise these losses.

About You

You’re driven by a customer mission and you are passionate about being part of a team of great people. Whatever you love - customer experience, business process, trading, leadership or data, you’re active in the community that sits around it.

Your previous experience includes experience in a retail/commercial function at buyer or equivalent level and Prior experience in supplier development and procurement.

You orient around doing what’s meaningful, purposeful and delivers value. You’re excited about being part of the transformation of one of Australia’s largest Liquor retailers and are passionate about using your ability to build ranges and promotional programmes from scratch and using commercial acumen to manage a category P&L.

You’re curious and empathetic, with an eye for the bigger picture. You deal with complexity by collaborating with colleagues, listening to customers and suppliers, testing ideas and continuously learning. You take authorship for what you create.

We are driving inclusion and diversity as Ways of Working. Want to hear more? Apply via or alternatively connect with Tara Collison on Linkedin for further information. #LI #work180

Joining the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do.

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage and we are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via #LI #work180

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Woolworths Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.