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Lagardère Travel Retail


Category Manager - Gifts & Souvenirs

Job No: LTR557
Location: Auckland

Lagardère Travel Retail, a dynamic part of the global Lagardère group, is a world-leading Travel Essentials, Duty Free and Food Service retailer, with operations in 30 countries throughout Europe, North America, Asia and the Pacific. We currently operate over 140 retail outlets across the Pacific with most in major airports and commuter terminals. Today, Lagardère Travel Retail continues to grow and expand its portfolio of brands, keeping pace with this ever changing and diverse environment.

We are looking for an experienced, commercially astute and results oriented Category Manager to drive the retail sales performance of this specific Category in our stores. Taking ownership of the strategic direction of Gifts & Souvenirs, you will be responsible for managing budgeting, forecasting  and promotional activities along with day-to-day maintenance tasks associated with this all-important role within our unique and exciting business.

A snapshot of your tasks include:

  • Maintaining and developing supplier relationships
  • Managing and improving supply chain efficiencies to stores 
  • Regular range reviews/new range implementation
  • Regular market reporting, reviews and updates 
  • Forecasting category trends and the potential impact and risk to business
  • Maintaining master-data integrity in the ERP

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in marketing, retail, business or a related field
  • Previous experience in category management, preferably in FMCG
  • Strong Microsoft suite skills including intermediate to advanced Excel 
  • A high level of initiative and autonomy
  • Highly developed stakeholder management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, high-pressured environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

This role will keep you busy and on your toes - we operate in a constantly evolving and fast-paced retail environment where you will have the opportunity to challenge yourself and work with a dynamic team of dedicated professionals.

If we’ve piqued your interest and you have the experience and confidence to take ownership of this rewarding role then we’d love to hear from you.

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