Category Manager/Buyer

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Merchandising & Category Management
  • Business Group:Laminex AU
  • Location:Doncaster
  • Job Reference:LAM/20207
  • Closing Date:18 May 2021


About Haven Kitchens by Formica

We’re a kitchen company with a difference.

Ever heard of Paul Kelly’s song “From little things, big things grow”? Well that’s what we’re singing on our way to work every day.

Backed by an industry giant (hello, Laminex) – we’re a start up that has big plans and we’re looking for likeminded people to join our dream, in an industry ready for disruption.

About The Role

We’re on the hunt for a Category Manager/Buyer to join our “Work from Anywhere” team. You will own the complete product offer and drive growth from day one. Think;

  • Development of complete Haven Kitchens range and product offer
  • Range reviews and identification of new product categories
  • Pricing and promotional planning
  • Supplier identification and negotiation
  • Margin management to maximise revenue and profit targets
  • Driving a 12-month promotional plan with all stakeholders to deliver exceptional results
  • Lead proactive collaboration with the full product and procurement team, marketing, and sales on key deliverables
  • Develop product briefs for the marketing team to ensure all products are launched for maximum success
  • Management of Buying Assistant

About You

An extensive background in Retail buying/category management is critical, ideally within Kitchen, Hardware, Appliances or related industries. You’re passionate about the customer and commercially savvy with a demonstrated success in growing categories and retail businesses.

We’re backed by Laminex (& Fletcher Building Group)

As your friends and family, Laminex has been a part of the iconic Australian design landscape for over 85 years. Laminex is a diverse, innovative and product leading organisation a part of the Fletcher Building Group with locations across Australia and New Zealand.

Go on, join us. We dare you.