Category Specialist - Ethical

Sigma Healthcare

Location: Victoria

Job Type: Full time


Category Specialist - Ethicals

  • Play a unique role in supporting healthy communities
  • Seasoned Category Assistant and looking for the next step?
  • Brand new offices at M-City Clayton; onsite parking & hybrid model

Sensational development opportunity to take the next step into Category Management. Support the merchandise function with the delivery of the category strategy.

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 and Discount Drug Store.

The Opportunity

Ready to make an immediate impact? Reporting to the Senior Category Manager, this role will see you accountable for optimising product range, overall sales (both scan & shipped) and profitability through supplier collaboration, forecasting on NPD & promotions, cross-functional teamwork and KPI delivery.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Build & negotiate strong long-term supplier deals, plans & activities including Connect, Catalogue, Media & Loyalty programs
  • Joint Business planning with key suppliers, monitored, tracked and maintained
  • Collation of Category strategies, planograms, and relevant information from Category Assistants in readiness to be communicated to Franchise partners
  • Build strong long-term supplier business relationships with mutual beneficial outcomes
  • Support Private label and Exclusive profit opportunities achieving contribution targets & penetration

We are looking for:

  • Understanding and experience of working the dynamics of a Franchise & wholesale environment
  • Demonstrated experience in a category management, or similar role
  • Proven experience in supplier negotiations and driving desirable financial outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to identify target audiences and devise campaigns & ranging that engage, inform and motivate.
  • Experience in inventory management & forecasting

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

Our culture is demonstrated through our values and behaviours; we are obsessed with delighting our customers, we act with honesty and integrity, we are resilient and focused, we deliver on our goals.

We are proud to be endorsed as an employer of choice for women by WORK180.

How to apply

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