• pbourke2

Category Buyer - Brisbane


99 Bikes is Australia’s largest bicycle retailer with 60+ retail stores across Australia and over 800 staff. We are a purpose driven business and are committed to enriching the mind, body, earth and soul with the freedom of riding.

99 bikes are a rapidly growing and successful business which offer unique roles emphasizing diversity, opportunities for progression and making a big difference. Some of benefits of joining the 99 bikes team include:

  • We partner with our ‘Earning To Give’ charities and lead numerous environmental focuses.

  • Amazing team environment with a culture of high performance, reward & recognition (including events) and autonomy & ownership in all roles.

  • Career progression and opportunities. We promote from within 99% of the time.

  • Flexible working options to support work/life balance.

  • $1000 Self Development allowance each year to boost our mental, physical or financial health.

  • Opportunities to qualify for our ‘Global’ event annually for our top achievers.

  • Generous staff purchasing policy on all products we sell.

About the Role:

We are seeking a Category Manager/Buyer to join our Bikes Team. This is a hands-on, full-time role, based in our Brisbane office and will suit an individual seeking high levels of responsibility and autonomy, with a passion towards further development in Retail Category Management.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage effectively the range selection, pricing, promotion and sell through of product lines.

  • Analyse sales, retail data and other consumer insights to assist in forming and developing long term Category strategy.

  • Assist the Demand Planning team to forecast and allocate the correct level of inventory in order to best meet customer demand.

  • Accurately manage category product data including entry of new lines, price changes, and product specifications.

  • Foster trusting relationships with important Trade Partners, in order to achieve mutually beneficial trading terms, pricing and overall business support.

  • Work closely with internal cross department functions including Marketing and Retail Leadership teams to assist in the support of category strategy and ultimate sell through of category product.

We look for:

  • A proven track record of high achievements

  • The ability to analyse data effectively, and make commercial decisions which improve the performance of your categories

  • A knack for numbers with an analytical mind

  • Strong levels of communication (both written and verbal), negotiation and people skills

  • A willingness to learn and take initiative

  • Solid skills in Microsoft Excel and Word

  • A passion for Bikes/Health and Fitness.

A sound knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles highly regarded. Previous experience within Retail Category Management or Retail Buying roles highly preferred.

Please submit your CV and a one page letter outlining why you be a great fit for the 99 team!

Applications close Friday 15th July.

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