Buyer - Grocery (12month Contract)

The Warehouse Group is moving into an exciting phase as we transform our way of working. The retail world is changing and the need to be responsive is more important than ever when it comes to sourcing quality products, at the right price, that our customers love.


We are looking for an experienced Buyer/Category Manager to join our Grocery Merchandise team looking after the Grocery and Chilled Foods category for The Warehouse and Warehouse Stationery brands. If you are someone who not only loves seeing your product ranges fly out the door, but who wants a position that will give you continued growth and development in a fast-paced business, then read on…

You will be an experienced Buyer who wants to truly drive sales and leadership in your categories. This role is certainly complex and challenging as it covers two brands, it covers seasonal and continuity lines, and it has leadership responsibilities. Saying this it provides a fantastic opportunity for you develop your retail career in a Company who is taking retail in NZ to the next exciting stage.


One of our key strategic priorities is sourcing better products at better prices, so that we can deliver quality and on trend products to our customers. This role is critical for sourcing and selecting exciting ranges for our customers, and ensuring we deliver a promotional plan that is right for our customers!  


Your key responsibilities will be to work collaborately with the wider Product Team (Planning, Quality, Design, and our Sourcing Offices based in Auckland, Shanghai and India) in order to execute strategies to achieve category and business targets, selecting ranges, negotiate compelling pricing, and managing promotional plans. 


This role is critical to our success. We are looking for someone with:

  • Extensive buying/category management experience within the retail industry
  • Proven ability to buy in complex sectors 
  • Strong commercial acumen as well as a resilient and driven nature
  • Experience growing an own brand category
  • A customer driven focus, and superior communication and negotiation skills
  • The ability to utilise promotional activity and advertising to maximum effect
  • Excellent internal and external stakeholder management skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Decisiveness in a fast-moving environment


Our Support Office has an awesome North Shore location with views across the Waitemata Harbour, an on-site cafe, free parking and free charging stations for EV’s. With 1,200 people in the office it is a hive of activity with likeminded people all working together to help kiwis live better every day. When you join us you also get discounts across all our brands, great team member benefits, and excellent career development opportunities no matter where you are in the business!  Join now!

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