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Category Manager / Buyer - Brisbane

99 BIKES


99 Bikes, The World’s Most Approachable Bike Shops are seeking an enthusiastic, driven and highly self-motivated Category Manager to join our Brisbane Support Office team. This full-time role will suit an ambitious individual who has a real passion for category management and driving exceptional performance in a fast paced environment.

About Us 99 Bikes is Australia’s largest bicycle retailer with 60+ retail stores across Australia and over 600 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:

  • At 99 Bikes we believe in the strength of diversity. We strive to be the ‘World’s Most Approachable Bike Shops’ and understand the value of including varying perspectives and strengths across our teams. We are committed to hiring and promoting the right recruits and creating a culture that is safe and enjoyable for all walks of life regardless of age, culture, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity or background.

  • Join a thriving industry and get more people riding bikes.

  • Work with smart, capable people who are motivated by results. We take our business seriously, but not ourselves.

  • Fun culture. A social and fun working environment with regular events where you can let your hair down.

  • Generous staff purchasing policy on all the products we sell.

  • Annual Employee Share Scheme Gift with options to purchase more.

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

  • We pay our employees to ride their bikes to work and offer generous purchasing options on products we sell.

  • Our “Earn to give” initiative. We are paid 1% on top of our annual salary and get to choose a charity to donate it to.

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 (Interest in bikes is a bonus!).

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

Applications close Friday 14th October.

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