Category Buyer - Manchester

Job title : Category Buyer - Manchester
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Contact name : Lyndsay Allan
Job reference : 1448716
About the role

As the Category Manager for Manchester you will play a pivotal role in developing and executing strategies to enhance our own brand's presence in the homeware market. You will be responsible for driving sales growth, managing the product assortment, and maintaining strong supplier relationships. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our company while working in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

  • Develop and implement category strategies to achieve sales and profitability targets.
  • Manage the end-to-end product lifecycle, including product selection, pricing, ticketing, VM and promotion.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiating terms and agreements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, merchandising, and Visual Merchandising, to ensure the successful execution of category plans.
  • Monitor and analyze category performance, making data-driven recommendations for improvement.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and competitor activity to inform category strategy.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of customer preferences and needs within the homeware segment.
Skills & Experience 
  • Proven experience as a Category Manager or Buyer in Retail or supplier side. 
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Data-driven decision-making and proficient in using analytics tools.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Competitive salary 
  • Minimum hierarchy so it is much easier to get ideas approved quickly
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • 4 days in the office, 1 day at home 
About the business

A small, dynamic and rapidly growing retail company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, known for their commitment to providing high-quality homeware products to customers. 95% of the range is own brand and has been gaining significant traction in the market. Seeking a passionate and experienced Buyer or Category Buyer to join our team and drive the success of the Manchester range. 


If you are a passionate and experienced Category Manager, or Buyer with a strong background in a trend focused category, and you're looking to be a part of a dynamic team in Melbourne, we would love to hear from you.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume to the job advert.