category manager in Melbourne

billy ward, randstad
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AU$ 90,000 - AU$ 100,000 per year

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melbourne, victoria
marketing & communications
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AU$ 90,000 - AU$ 100,000 per year
3 years
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billy ward, randstad
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About the company

This company has an unrivalled stable of market leading brands, including Narva, Projecta, Philips, and Big Red. They are 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 their 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.


  • 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 breakthrough) 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 solar and 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?

When you join this company you will be joining a great business, with strong links to the past and a clarity for the future. They are focused on unleashing the passion of their brightest employees to expand their business on the global stage, while celebrating the team that has contributed to over 60 years of business success.

They are constantly investing in the success of their 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

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.


Category Management


Bachelor Degree

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree