Category Manager - Grocery Food

Posted on 07-Mar-2018
Application Close Date: 28-Mar-2018
Job Details
Sales & Marketing
Position Type:
Full Time
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  • High performing Grocery Category
  • Market leading FMCG company
  • Nationally recognised consumer food brands


Goodman Fielder is a leading regional food company across Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. We have a portfolio of iconic and trusted brands that Australians have grown up with and put in their supermarket trolleys every week, including Helga's, Wonder White, Praise, White Wings, MeadowLea, and many more. Our vision is to be the leading and most innovative local food company, creating food that people love. 



In March 2015 Goodman Fielder was acquired by Wilmar and First Pacific. In partnership we have a strong platform of brands and combined horsepower.  Wilmar has over 450 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia and some 50 other countries. First Pacific owns 50% of Indonesia's largest food company, Indofood.



The majority of our Goodman Fielder leadership team is based at our head office in North Sydney. The team has full autonomy and decision making authority, meaning our ideas and goals can be made reality without too much red tape. We are passionate about our iconic brands and products, and strive to be the best place to work in Australia. We are currently experiencing times of change and growth with continued capital investment across our business which only means one things – Exciting times.



About the opportunity:

Across the business, we have a growth strategy which you will be a significant contributor to. We are looking for a highly experienced Category Manager based at our Head Office in North Sydney. Reporting to the Head of Category, you will be an integral member of the team, responsible for managing our Category Management function across a key Grocery food portfolio. This is an outstanding opportunity to work in a highly respected Category with strong retail partnerships and household brands.


You will be responsible for:

  • Leading market, category, customer and competitor assessments through data analysis and insight development
  • Developing and embedding the category strategy and execute key category initiatives with retail partners that optimise the Point of Purchase for the retailer and GF brands
  • Leading and maintaining a strong customer relationship between Goodman Fielder and Retail partners
  • Driving long term profitable growth in the allocated food category, including Pricing Analysis
  • Supporting Sales and Marketing functions to successfully bring NPD and key activations to market
  • Leading teams to deliver key range review milestones & outcomes
  • Identifying risks and opportunities for the customer and GF, and developing solutions in conjunction with Sales and Marketing teams
  • Communicating and negotiating effectively cross functionally within the business


To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification & FMCG industry experience essential
  • 5+ years at Category Manager and/or Senior National Account Manager level
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills; proficient with Aztec and Quantium
  • Comfortable with a focus on development of “Key Insights” and translating these into commercial outcomes.
  • Strong communication and cross functional stakeholder management skills
  • A natural customer and product centric approach to business with strong commercial acumen


What can we offer you?

With continual growth and new product development on the horizon, you will experience an innovative and autonomous environment where you are a valued part of our overall success. You will work within cross functional teams and with highly experienced professionals who know our business inside-out. At Goodman Fielder, we aim to be the destination employer offering long term careers.


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