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Head Of Sourcing B2b - Wooliesx

WooliesX - Haymarket, NSW

Manufacturing & Industrial
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Head of Sourcing B2B - WooliesX

About Us

Woolworths Business is a newly created business at WooliesX, part of the Woolworths Group. As a strategic objective, we have a goal of growing our B2B revenue and customer offering significantly by 2024, focused on supplying everyday products to businesses across Australia.

About The Role

This role is key to shaping the strategic direction and executing our customer value proposition. As Head of Sourcing you will be responsible for defining the range and buying strategy for Woolworths Business over the next 3 - 5 year horizon. You will lead and mentor the sourcing team to deliver this strategy aligned to the overarching ambitions of Woolworths Business. 

You will also lead key supplier discussions, driving mutually beneficial long term business plans, forging strong partnerships between both businesses. As a key member of the Woolworths Business Leadership team, you will also contribute to shaping the CVP, along with working closely with the Supermarkets Buying Team to ensure aligned objectives are met.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Ownership and full accountability of the Woolworths Business Sourcing Team.
  • Lead the overall short and long term strategic direction and plan for the B2B sourcing department including sourcing, product ranging, new initiatives, systems & processes, product innovation, promotions, marketing in order to achieve sales growth.
  • Continuously leverage data & insights to drive continuous improvement and sustainable growth for both Woolworths Supermarkets and our supply partners
  • Communicate and build team commitment to business strategies and create alignment, direction and role clarity
  • Accountable for the implementation of the development activities across the categories
  • Review and Implement improved processes to achieve substantial cost-savings for the business
  • Develop talent pipelines and future leaders by providing regular feedback to your team, creating meaningful development plans and ensuring succession plans
  • Set and achieve market share objectives against competitors

About You

  • Demonstrated merchandise/buying experience managing a large volume portfolio with full P&L responsibility for at least $200+ million
  • Core understanding of FMCG buying principles, supplier engagement, range management and customer insights and experience of applying these successfully in a retail context to deliver outstanding results
  • Sophisticated relationship management of multi-faceted, large-scale business relationships
  • Cross-functional range & merchandise experience at senior (strategic) level, including deep understanding of merchandise management (>5 years)
  • Successfully led or sponsored a number of key transformational projects with the aim of simplifying the business, integrating new and improved ways of working or evolving the store network, supporting the turnaround of overall business performance
  • Good understanding of retail operations and supply chain
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, establish and maintain strong relationships with peers & senior management
  • Track record of people development, ideally in a commercial context
  • Strong presentation, communication, planning, and leadership skills

We are driving inclusion and diversity as Ways of Working. If you meet a number of the requirements (and not all), we encourage you to submit your application.

Want to hear more? Apply via www.wowcareers.com.au or alternatively connect with us Linkedin for further information. #LI #Work180

Joining the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do. 

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage and we are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference. 

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing. 

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via www.wowcareers.com.au. #LI

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Woolworths Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.