Lead Commercial Analyst

Woolworths New Zealand

Location: New Zealand

Job Type: Full time


  • Strategic role enhancing Countdown’s Pricing & Promotions strategies
  • Partnering with our Category teams across the business
  • Significant scope - Bring your commercial acumen and make an impact

Ready to make an impact?
Countdown is New Zealand’s leading supermarket brand and digital retailer, serving more than 3 million customers every week. We’re committed to providing our customers with the best fresh, value and convenience, so they’ll enjoy the best overall shopping experience in store or online.
Countdown continues to champion responsible, ethical and sustainable retailing and our commitment to community programmes and partnerships across the country. Whether we are giving Kiwi kids free fruit, doing our bit for the environment or celebrating diversity, we are committed to making Kiwi’s lives a little better every day

About the Role | Mō te Tūranga
As the Lead Commercial Analyst, you will provide leadership into the development and execution of Countdown’s commercial buying, pricing, promotions and supplier engagement strategies and support change across the wider Merchandise department. This will include the embedding of commercial tools, participation in commercial initiatives, and ongoing interaction and coaching of teams. The role has cross divisional engagements, to influence and lead commitment so that there is alignment and support of commercial strategies across the Merchandise function. This will include insights into the performance of buying and pricing strategies, optimising promotion programs and ensuring compliance to frameworks.

You will be responsible for:

  • Directly influencing the Merchandise team to deliver required commercial objectives around Promotional performance, Profit recovery & optimisation, Better Buying, Supplied funding maintenance, Price index and Great price.
  • Providing fact-based insights into performance of pricing and strategic initiatives whilst identifying forward looking areas of opportunity
  • Leading and developing commercial training to Merchandise team
  • Preparing and presenting analysis for all levels of Merchandise Management
  • Source data from relevant systems for commercial analytical needs using advanced Excel/Google Sheet, skills in SQL/Bigquery

About You | Mōu

You will have:

  • 5+ years work experience, minimum 3 years experiences in Commercial Analytics and Insights delivery, ideally within FMCG
  • Strong commercial experience with expertise in pricing or promotions preferable
  • Proven experiences in the ability to work with complicated datasets and present insights in a simple manner that drives business decisions
  • Proven experiences in presenting insights and recommendation to stakeholders at different levels and leading difficult conversations
  • Experience in working with data analytics tools eg: Excel, Google Sheet, SQL, Tableau, Bigquery.

Working with Countdown | Te Mahi ki Countdown
So what's it like really working with us?
We’re friendly, down-to-earth, and energetic - and we expect anyone who works for us to be the same. We expect you to work hard. If you do, you’ll be rewarded. It’s that simple.

Come as you are | Haere mai rā
We’re an equal opportunity employer and are committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all.
If you’re smart and good at what you do, come as you are.

You’ve got this!