Assistant Category Manager - Poultry (420761)

Last updated 9 days ago
Location:Baulkham Hills
Job Type:Full Time

The Opportunity


At Woolworths, customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we place a great emphasis on strategic thinking, innovation, and the ongoing development of a high performing best in class team. Our Commercial Team is the key interface between sourcing, and internal and external business stakeholders - we are responsible for generating sales and gross profit by buying, ranging, pricing and promoting our products.

To ensure Woolworths has the right products at the right time and at the right price for our customers, our team sets the direction for a category in line with the organisational strategy - planning, organising and controlling resources to deliver business results.


We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Assistant Category Manager to join our Buying team. Assisting the Category Manager in executing category plans that are better for customers, simpler for stores and deliver against financial and non-financial targets. As an Assistant Category Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Running an effective promotional program that delivers against sales, profit and market share targets. All aspects of the category in relation to product, price, promotions, placement & own brand.
  • Negotiating with a diverse & complex supplier portfolio on promotional investment and executions (aligning to KPI’s).
  • Work in collaboration with other team members and stakeholders e.g. Category Manager & Assistant, Marketing, Online, Replenishment, Promotions etc. to implement promotional activity effectively

About You

You offer support, information and resources to strengthen existing partnerships, and clarify shared goals to determine mutually beneficial outcomes. You maintain internal partnerships by sharing valuable insight, resources and experience, and adhere to expectations by fulfilling responsibilities and demonstrating personal commitment to shared goals.

You build collaborative relationships and leverage insights, you role model our values, plan for the future of our business and inspire a passion for winning. You are courageous and drive innovation, and represent the organisation, taking accountability for our reputation and brand. You set standards of excellence for yourself and your team, and accept responsibility for outcomes of work. You seek and use others’ ideas when implementing change and help others to overcome resistance to new ideas.

You are a strong communicator & negotiator with the following skills & experience:

  • Proven experience managing & building effective relationships with a large supplier portfolio
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Willingness to learn, collaborate with the wider team and adapt with changing conditions
  • Experience managing end-to-end promotional activity
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Computer literacy with proficiency in excel and Google apps advantageous

The experiences you will receive

Woolworths Group is led by its purpose, to create better experiences together for a better tomorrow. Guided by our Agile Ways-of-Working and Core Values, we want our actions to have a positive impact every day and to define what makes Woolworths Group different. Joining our business means creating better experiences together for a better tomorrow.

Want to hear more? Apply via www.wowcareers.com.au or alternatively connect with us on Linkedin for further information #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 www.wowcareers.com.au. #LI

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.