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State Merchandise and Marketing Manager

As the State Merchandise and Marketing Manager for WA you will report directly to the General Manager WA.  You will be a member of the senior leadership team in WA.

You will manage and improve the Independent Retailers brand through building relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including retailers and suppliers. You and your team will ensure business development opportunities are implemented to increase sales and market share within your highly competitive landscape.

About the role:
To effectively manage all components of the merchandise and marketing department in order to achieve sales & income targets, maintain strong supplier relationships with a strong focus on growing the brand for Metcash WA.

You will:

be responsible for financial, operational and human components. Below are a few key activities in these areas.

Financial will include: - gross profit and income targets, sales revenue, line movements in the warehouse.

Human will include: - growing and developing the merchandise and marketing team, managing supplier and retailer relationships (300 + stores), member of the leadership team.

Operational will include: - stock management for the warehouse, participate in projects, providing expert advice on all areas of merchandise and marketing

About You:

You will be able to demonstrate the following skills and behaviours.

•experience at a senior level in Merchandise or Buying is essential

•strong communication and influencing skills

•experience in managing a team

•ability to proactively identify and anticipate retailers requirements, expectations and needs

•build strong business relationships

•proven ability to negotiate positive outcomes

•demonstrated understanding of P&L’s, budgets and income formulation and forecasting

•ability to interpret, monitor and extract data

About Us:

We are a $13 billion plus business with location across Australia, New Zealand and China.  Metcash proudly support independently owned retailers across our portfolio of brands including IGA, Mitre 10, Celebrations, Friendly Grocer, Campbells and The Bottle-O. At Metcash we are transforming our business and challenging the status quo of retail. We are creating a great place to work, with our 6,000 employees all passionate about achieving our purpose of Successful Independents.

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