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Category Manager

Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 


Requisition ID: 12274 

Employment Type: Full time 


Good things start here


This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At Coles Group, these are moments we live for.


Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.

To understand our merchandising, we need to understand our customers. That’s why you’ll find us working across all business units at Coles Supermarkets, Liquor and Express. Supermarkets is one of the largest teams at Coles, but we’re a close-knit group that come from all over the world. We’re passionate about working at the forefront of merchandising and making sure our customers have quality products at the right price.


About the role

As a Category Manager, you will have full accountability of the P&L and will develop a category strategy to implement across our stores. This is a role that requires a strong commercial acumen and innovative mindset.


What you'll be doing

Utilising your strategic skills, you will identify growth opportunities within your category and partner with suppliers to determine range and pricing structure, ensuring we provide the best options for our customers. 


You'll also:

  • Drive results and performance of your categories.
  • Work cross-functionally across Marketing, Operations, Transformation and Strategy.
  • Execute our customer-centric strategy for your categories.
  • Drive innovation within the category, working closely with the broader Coles Merchandise team.
  • Build strong relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, using your negotiation and influencing skills to drive the direction of the category.


Good things you'll need

  • Demonstrated Category Management experience within a retail environment.
  • Outstanding influencing, negotiation and stakeholder management skills.
  • Creative style with the ability to operate in a dynamic, customer-driven retail environment,
  • Proven ability to champion and drive change.
  • Strong financial acumen within a highly commercial environment.

Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.


For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.


We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.