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Woolworths Food Company - Buyer
Are you ready to transform your ideas through to delivery within a dynamic, fast-paced and challenging environment?
Positioned within our Woolworths Food Company Team, we currently have an opportunity for an experienced Buyer to support our high-performing team in driving the continued profitability of our Woolworths Supermarkets and Small stores. This end-to-end role will test your commercial accumen, negotiation skills and ability to influence senior leadership team in a healthy way.
What are we looking for?
With both a passion for and strong buying experience, you will be responsible for developing and executing our Own Brand category plans in close collaboration with our Category teams and Product Developers.
You will be required to work with a wide variety of stakeholders from both within the business and with our supply base and must therefore possess excellent stakeholder management, negotiation and problem solving skills. You will need to develop an intimate knowledge of your products and your customer, as well as the ability to stay on top of category trends, technologies, innovation, competition and supplier capability.
The successful candidate must possess a positive attitude and be able to manage complex and competing priorities while maintaining a calm demeanour.
What you’ll do:
• Negotiate contracts on existing and new product portfolio.
• Deliver COGS reductions across the respective categories without impacting quality, through ensuring better buying and working collaboratively with our suppliers.
• Review, refine and amend supplier strategies so WW has the most compelling offers.
• Monitor and act upon KPIs to ensure supply continuity across the product portfolio.
• Regularly review stock loss, determine the root causes and apply actions to minimise these losses.
Who you are?
You’re driven by a customer mission and you are passionate about being part of a team of great people. Whatever you love - customer experience, business process, trading, leadership or data, you’re active in the community that sits around it.
Your previous experience includes experience in a retail/commercial function at buyer or equivalent level and Prior experience in supplier development and procurement.
You orient around doing what’s meaningful, purposeful and delivers value. You’re excited about being part of the transformation of one of Australia’s largest Liquor retailers and are passionate about using your ability to build ranges and promotional programmes from scratch and using commercial acumen to manage a category P&L.
You’re curious and empathetic, with an eye for the bigger picture. You deal with complexity by collaborating with colleagues, listening to customers and suppliers, testing ideas and continuously learning. You take authorship for what you create.
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 Brooke Karaberidis on Linkedin for further information.
Grow with 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 LGBTI 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 follow us on LinkedIn or see more opportunities via www.wowcareers.com.au.
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