Category Manager - Art of Living & Local New Zealand

Job No: LTR1527
Location: Auckland Support Office

  • Engaging and varied role
  • Auckland Airport office location with hybrid working arrangements
  • Charity volunteering & Wellbeing Leave
  • Employee discount across our New Zealand & Australian network

Role

Bring your expertise in Category Management and help showcase the best of New Zealand to our travelling customers, in a permanent position with a global leader in Travel Retail. You will be accountable for growing the Art of Living & local New Zealand categories through a range of diverse activities including category planning & ranging, pricing and promotions, management of supplier relationships and negotiation.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate broad thinking, experience working with cross functional teams and a diverse set of skills required to drive category strategy.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing supplier relationships
  • Taking part in supplier negotiations
  • Creating engaging value propositions for customers, based on insights and data
  • Monitoring customer engagement in stores
  • Working with stores to drive category success
  • Managing to budgets and forecasts
  • Inventory & purchasing plans to maintain positive cash flow
  • Internal reporting of Category performance
  • Playing an active role in promoting the culture of the business

In order to be successful in this role you will need:

  • 5+ years experience in retail category management
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Industry knowledge in a similar category is highly advantageous.
  • Proven experience managing successful supplier relationships
  • Superior oral and written skills
  • Strong analytical skills

You will enjoy juggling competing priorities, demonstrate a high level of initiative, have excellent time management and communication skills and confidence liaising with a varied audience.

Company

A partnership years in the making, Lagardère AWPL is the Pacific region's largest and most experienced Travel Retail operator. We are globally enabled through the backing of Lagardère Travel Retail and our passionate teams across Australia, New Zealand and Noumea are empowered to execute locally for our customers and landlord partners. Lagardère AWPL operates over 180 stores and we are the only operator in the region able to offer our customers and partners unique experiences across four distinct business lines; Travel Essentials, Speciality, Duty Free & Luxury and Food Service.

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