Job Ref 3021572
Location Auckland CBD
Category Sales & Marketing
Type Permanent - Full Time
If you’re looking for a ‘business as usual’ role, then we’re afraid this one isn’t for you! But if the thought of taking ownership of the complete merchandise function in a significant retail business and driving change to really impact commercial outcomes appeals, then we want to hear from you!
Reporting to the CEO, you’ll sit on the senior executive team and be responsible for creating and implementing a world class retail merchandising strategy.  This role is all about strategic retailing to drive sales and profitability. You will take ownership for creating a merchandise strategy across all categories that is ahead of a volatile and ever changing sophisticated retail market. You will develop, manage and help implement industry-leading and profitable category management strategies for the store channel partners and work collaboratively across the executive team to be innovative and one step ahead of the competitors. 
We need someone with a transformation mindset when it comes to not only merchandise strategy but the retail landscape. You’re a strong negotiator when it comes to suppliers but not at the expense of working in true partnership. You know what drives consumer behaviour and have demonstrated examples where you have increased time and frequency in store, but also basket size. With an eye on ‘what’s next’ when it comes to not only product trends, but also how consumers shop. 

Is this finally the challenge you’ve been looking for? It’s not for the faint hearted, and a demonstrated career in creating and implementing a dynamic merchandise department for commercial growth ideally in multiple markets is essential.
  • Change needs to happen and we need someone to drive it!
  • Juggle big picture thinking with the doing!
  • Significant retail business