category manager in Melbourne

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contact
billy ward, randstad
job type
permanent
salary
AU$ 90,000 - AU$ 100,000 per year

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location
melbourne, victoria
specialism
marketing & communications
job type
permanent
working hours
Full-Time
salary
AU$ 90,000 - AU$ 100,000 per year
reference number
90M0420989_1601857201
contact
billy ward, randstad
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About the company

Brown & Watson International (BWI) has an unrivalled stable of market leading brands, including Narva, Projecta, Philips, and Big Red. BWI is a market leading distributor of the highest quality vehicle lighting products and electrical accessories to the automotive, heavy transport, recreational vehicle, mining, marine and agricultural industries.

From the company’s 17,000 square metre head office and state-of-the art, facility in Knoxfield, Melbourne, the extensive range of products are assembled, packed and processed to cater for the needs of our customers and ever-expanding markets globally.

About the role


Reporting to the Group Product Manager, you will be required to contribute to the overall strategic management of Narva and Projecta products while working collaboratively with product team members, quality and sales. You will also provide category insights and proposals by analysing marketing and customer data to provide optimal product sourcing, pricing and manage product life cycles to ensure products are supported, price and margins are maintained, and successor products are developed as required.

Responsibilities

  • Research and analyse data and market insights to determine industry and consumer trends
  • Grow the brands with new product introductions and manage the product life cycle
  • Develop innovative and differentiated products (step-change, incremental and break through) in line with company growth strategy and customer demand
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors
  • Be able to analyse competition and position prices accordingly
  • Assume responsibility of budget development and revenue for the category

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a minimum of three years experience in a similar category/product manager role within automotive electrical and/or power management products. Other experience could include electrical, solar or battery knowledge. Ideally degree qualified, you will be detail oriented with excellent analytical and organisational skills. Any exposure to international businesses along with excellent written and verbal communication will also help set you up for success. Being a team player and working collaboratively with other areas of the business is crucial to thrive in this company.

Why join BWI?

When you join BWI you will be joining a great business, with strong links to the past and a clarity for the future. BWI is focused on unleashing the passion of our brightest employees to expand our business on the global stage, while celebrating the team that has contributed to over 60 years of business success.
We are constantly investing in the success of our workforce and offer a range of benefits from training and development opportunities, supportive employee assistance program, access to onsite gym facilities, generous employee discounts on products and flexible working arrangements.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, please hit the ‘apply now’ button. If you have further questions about this role, please email me at billy.ward@randstad.com.au

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.

skills

Category Management

qualification

Electrical or Marketing

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree