Category Manager - Pipelines

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Merchandising & Category Management
  • Business Group:Mico
  • Location:Auckland
  • Job Reference:MCO/18624
  • Closing Date:04 Mar 2021


Together, let’s build New Zealand! The New Zealand Distribution Division brings together our retail and distribution chains and operates as New Zealand's leading and largest supplier of building materials to the local commercial and residential construction markets.

Mico Plumbing and Bathrooms is New Zealand’s leading specialist supplier of plumbing and bathroom products to trade, retail and commercial customers with a reputation for quality and customer satisfaction. With over 65 branches throughout New Zealand we are the biggest name in plumbing and bathroom supplies. 

The Role:

As we continue on our journey to the be the market leader, we understand that to do this, you can not stand still. We are business that is in growth mode with sights set on some relatively large goals in the next five years. One of which is to grow our civil category offering and are looking to support our back of wall Category Manager with this new twelve month Pipelines Category Manager role.

You will manage end-to-end procurement and merchandise processes whilst delivering on business category strategy encompassing promotion through multiple channels. You will develop superior supplier relationships and foster exceptional internal and external relationships with stakeholders.

About you:

This role demands an absolute passion to drive the category to outstanding levels of performance. You will be a self-starter with a commitment to high performance and a propensity to build strong stakeholder and supplier partnerships. Other key skills and experience we will be looking for:

  • Direct procurement expertise ideally within the civil, pipelines or agricultural sector
  • Experience in strategic sourcing within a large and complex organisation
  • Involvement in developing promotional campaigns in retail environments and on a national scope
  • Highly effective influencing, negotiation and persuasion skills along with demonstrated capability for decision making, sound judgment and assertiveness
  • Proven ability to manage workload in order to meet timeframes
  • Strong analytical skills with key attention to detail

This is an opportunity to work with a team that continues to move forward as part of a progressive organisation which offers individuals the opportunity to be challenged daily whilst providing lots of opportunity to grow further. In this job, you will gain solid and robust experience relating to best practice procurement methodologies for one of New Zealand’s largest organisations. 

In return, you will receive an attractive remuneration package, generous staff buying privileges, discounted medical insurance, free parking, and other exciting benefits that come with being part of the wider Fletcher Building group.

If this opportunity sounds like the next step in your career for 2021, please don't hesitate in applying. For any further questions please contact Jenna on 0276414052