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Merchandising & Category Management
QLD - BNE -  Northern Suburbs
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At Tradelink, we believe in going beyond just making a sale. Our goal? To provide the best solution for every single customer and keep pace with their needs. Your role as a Category Manager? Helping the Tradelink community make it happen!

The Tradelink Opportunity

As a Category Manager at Tradelink, you will assume a pivotal role in our organisation, responsible for strategically managing suppliers and products to drive sustainable growth and maintain our competitive edge. Your primary objectives encompass optimizing costs, enhancing margins, and crafting compelling promotional strategies while ensuring the availability of products tailored to meet our discerning customers' needs.

As a Category Manager, here’s what your responsibilities will include:

• Lead supplier negotiations for cost optimization and profit maximization.
• Source high-quality products in line with company objectives.
• Cultivate strong supplier relationships to enhance performance and reliability.
• Develop strategies for sustainable supply chains and risk mitigation.
• Implement sourcing policies ensuring corporate responsibility and legal compliance.
• Collaborate with commercial teams on product requirements and pricing strategies.
• Monitor financial and product metrics, initiating action plans to meet targets.
• Foster partnerships with international sourcing teams and logistics experts.
• Conduct market analysis to monitor competitors and identify opportunities.
• Uphold company policies and ethical business practices.

Ready for the challenge? Here’s what you’ll need

This role is ideal for experienced professionals in category management or procurement, particularly those with a proven track record in negotiating supplier contracts, optimizing costs, and driving profitability. Candidates should possess strong communication skills, strategic thinking abilities, and a customer-focused mindset.

In addition to this you will need:

• Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
• Proficient in MS Office applications
• Possess a graduate-level qualification with demonstrated experience in a similar capacity
• Proven track record of successful negotiation and supplier management
• In-depth familiarity with Tradelink's product range and industry dynamics

On top of that, we offer some great benefits for you:

• Staff discounts including banking, optical, health insurance and of course with Fletcher Building businesses
• A parental leave scheme with 26 weeks of full pay for primary carers and 4 weeks full pay for secondary carers
• Access to a company share scheme with free award shares
• Leadership development opportunities including formal programs, coaching, mentoring and an education fund enabling you to choose your own career development options

Why Tradelink? Real People, Always.

We’re a well-respected Australian brand built on real, hard-working people. There are so many stories of Tradelink people doing great work and progressing in the business - either stepping up, moving across or growing right where they are. And you can do that too, here at Tradelink. Here’s why our people love working at Tradelink:

• It’s the people - they’re the best in the business, but they’ve never forgotten what the word ‘team’ means.
• It’s the relationships - people who understand true partnership; they help and protect each other because they know we’re better together.
• It’s the opportunity - with branches across the country and a support office that’s invested and evolving, the opportunities are endless.
• And we love the challenge - Tradelink people have the guts and heart to be bold. And we hope you will too. Because here your successes will be seen and you’ll feel every win.
Ready to put your hand up and make your career happen, the Tradelink way?
If this is you, APPLY TODAY!