Buying Manager

Sigma Healthcare

Location: Victoria

Job Type: Full time


Buying Manager

  • Play a unique role in supporting healthy communities
  • Lead the team to source and develop new innovative products from both Australian and Global markets to improve profitability
  • Brand new offices at M-City Clayton; onsite parking & hybrid model

Support the Head of Merchandise and Marketing in developing and implementing a clear Merchandise plan to drive category and product growth.

The Company

Sigma Healthcare is a leading Australian full line pharmacy wholesale and distribution business. Sigma also has the largest pharmacy network in Australia, with over 1,200 branded and independent stores, including some of Australia’s best-known pharmacy retail brands: Amcal, Guardian, PharmaSave, Discount Drug Stores and Whole Life.

The Opportunity

Ready to make an immediate impact? Reporting to the Head of Merchandise & Marketing, primary purpose of this position is to develop strong category management competency within the business, ensuring commercial success.

Create well defined range architecture plans for each of the key categories, centred around hero products, signature categories and private and exclusive ranges to support retail, wholesale and e-comm channels

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Create well defined range architecture plans for each of the key categories centered around hero products, signature categories, private and exclusive ranges to support retail, wholesale and ecomm channels;
  • Define a clear customer focused product and brand strategy in line with the Customer Value Proposition, ensuring differentiation in assortment and pricing;
  • With the HOMM, develop and execute a clear private and exclusive curated label strategy;
  • Motivate and encourage team member engagement through strong strategic plans and thought leadership;
  • Draw conclusions from market data, consumer insights and industry knowledge to assist in formulating merchandise planning.

We are looking for:

  • An experienced merchandise leader who has successfully managed a large merchandise remit preferably in the retail, FMCG, or Wholesale industries and ideally having had some exposure to a franchised environment;
  • Demonstrated skillset in retail brand building capability, ideally across a multi brand portfolio and multi-channel;
  • Development of strategic merchandise plans and the successful execution of these plans;
  • Experience in product development and sourcing
  • Experience in the preparation of management reports;
  • Experience in management and analysis of financial reports and budgets.

What’s on offer:

When you join Sigma Healthcare, you join an Australian success story with over 100 years of proud history. Also on offer is the opportunity to:

  • Receive a competitive salary package
  • Advance your skills and experience through ongoing training and development
  • Be part of a progressive, supportive and highly skilled team
  • Enjoy great employee benefits and access to health & wellbeing programs, as well as a Universal incentive program
  • Work for an organisation that plays a unique role in supporting healthy communities

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