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Category Manager

  • South Australia
  • N/A
  • Full time
  • Closing on: May 27 2022

The Opportunity?

Are you a diligent, process driven Category Manager with strong commercial acumen?  Do you want to be part of making our customers lives easy?  Do you have a genuine interest and passion for products? Can you continually evolve and improve the customer offer?

If this sounds like you, then let’s talk about joining our team!

Who are we?

OTR is one of the largest private organisations in Australia with over 5000 staff.  We are changing the way our guests think about convenience retailing and want to speak to a passionate, dedicated Category Manager about joining our amazing organisation!

Our excellence in retail operations is recognised at an international level with high profile brands such as On The Run (OTR), Hungry Jacks, Oporto and Krispy Kreme as well as a retail network of 150+ stores.

Read more about us here: https://www.ontherun.com.au/

Key responsibilities include:

Owning the overall customer offer for your categories, in all our sites and in each state we operate in. You own the category - from curating the range of products by thinking deeply about our customer’s needs, through to ensuring our sites never run out.

  • Understand, for each category, what our customers need today, providing a range of products for busy lives, always thinking about what’s next and making the most of future opportunities.
  • Ownership of commercial terms with suppliers, including through negotiations.
  • Maintaining excellent relationships with our valued supplier partners.
  • Developing and maintaining promotional programs and activations in conjunction with suppliers and our internal teams.
  • Delivery of key KPI’s, which will be reported on weekly along with insights and actions on how to optimise your categories performance.
  • Being the go-to person for internal stakeholders for all things related to your categories.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Passion and expertise for retail and category management
  • Ideally you will have experience in a large multi-site FMCG business with a focus on food products/offers
  • A strong commercial acumen with the ability to think analytically and present information clearly and succinctly. Be data driven in your decision making.
  • Must display excellent attention to detail, organisational skills, and be able to follow processes that enable complex organisations to operate at speed.
  • An attitude to care about the quality and end results of your work for both our team members in store, and our customers.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication. You will have many touch points throughout the business and with external stakeholders and will be required to present frequently to senior management.

 What’s in it for you?

Where do we start? What’s important to you? What about this for starters…

  • Work with some of the brightest and best minds in Australia
  • Work in our newly renovated offices on the Parade at Norwood close to boutique cafes, restaurants and shops.
  • A proud South Aussie company that is quickly growing nationally
  • A great group of colleagues who love what they do! And finally:
  • A competitive remuneration package


If you want to talk to us about becoming part of the team, click “apply now” and upload your current CV and Cover letter…. What are you waiting for?

Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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