• pbourke2

Category manager - Brisbane


Be part of our team and enjoy:

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

  • Focusing on your strengths. We want you to become the expert in your area and find where you can add value.

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

  • Flexible working hours.

  • Generous staff purchasing policy on all products we sell.

  • Central Brisbane location in Bowen Hills

  • Opportunities for career growth and leadership positions

About 99 Bikes:

  • 99 Bikes is the largest retailer of bikes in Australia, with over 50 stores across the country. We have doubled in size over the last 3 years and are continuing our rapid growth.

  • 99 Bikes offers job security, operating for over 10 years in Australia and with a company strategy focused on developing and engaging our people in a long-term career.

  • We carry over 10 different brands of bikes and work closely with a wholesale partner fully owned by the same parent company.

  • Our Product Team leadership has decades of experience within category management for large multi-national retailers, providing great opportunities to learn and grow within the team.

  • We are involved with many cycling events including the Tour Down Under and Tour De Office and we support a variety of charities, having donated over $350K to causes worldwide.

About the Role:

We are seeking a Category Manager/Buyer to join our Product 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.

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