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Executive Manager - Buying (General Merchandise)

ALDI Stores Australia - Minchinbury, NSW

Property & Real Estate
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Five exciting new opportunities to join the General Merchandise team have become available within the National Buying department of ALDI Stores, based in Minchinbury. These are permanent full time roles.

As an Executive Manager (EM) - Buying (General Merchandise), you will have demonstrated Buying experience and ideally exposure to the relevant category of interest;

  • EM - Buying (Fashion)
  • EM - Buying (Home Centre)
  • EM - Buying (Activity and Entertainment)
  • EM - Buying (Home Improvement)
  • EM - Buying (Homewares)
What We Are Looking For

The successful candidates will support the Buying Director with category operations and day to day process, encouraging profitability and commercial success. You will have in-depth knowledge across the competitive market, providing analysis and recommendations to the Director for consideration.

Selection Criteria
  • 3-5 years’ experience within a relevant field, with leadership experience desirable
  • Tertiary education highly desirable
  • Experience within ALDI highly regarded
  • Solid understanding and experience within the FMCG industry
  • Experience with sales and profitability reporting
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders
  • Expert problem solving skills with the ability to ‘think outside the box’
  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to adapt in high stress situations
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and implementation of new processes
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy, along with excellent verbal and written communications
What's in it for you?
  • Market leading remuneration - $130,000 - $175,000 (including super)
  • Great work life balance (work from home options available)
  • Be a part of a leading international retailer
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Work in a team of collaborative, friendly and supportive colleagues
  • Tailored training program to help you get started
Role Responsibilities
  • Management of the product tender process
  • Assist the Director with;
    • negotiation of tender costs
    • recommendation on product selection
    • specifications
  • Manage market and competitor analysis, reporting and relevant price recommendations
  • Prepare sales and profitability analysis for consideration
  • Implement operational processes and improvement initiatives
  • Manage a team and contribute to their professional development
These roles report to the relevant Director - Buying (General Merchandise).

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