Head of Merchandise


What we can offer you?  

  • High growth division
  • Visible and strategic role
  • Support the Independent Supermarkets, Provide an amazing range for their shoppers
  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Opportunity to work in a transformation environment
  • Onsite parking, well-being days, training and development, school holiday vacation programs, *5th weeks annual leave, paid parental leave

About the role:

Reporting into the General Manager, You manage the team and drive the development of our Ready Meals division.   This is a high profile role in our business, you are entrepreneurial, have food experience, private label or an NPD background.     

What you will do:

  • Drive strategy, development and execution for Ready Meals
  • Investigate, review and implement new opportunities
  • Managing the trading relationship with key suppliers and identifying new opportunities of growth
  • Review promotional strategies for the category
  • Maximise value in line with Category and Channel Strategy through Ranging, Promotions and Price Optimisation for all Categories 
  • Grow network gross profit and ensure that stock on hand is optimised and stock profit is realised 
  • Succession planning and development of your team and driving cultural engagement
  • Relationship management and development with retailers, suppliers and the broader supermarkets team

What you will bring:

Experience working in a retail, wholesale or an FMCG environment specifically with fresh food in either NPD, private label or senior category management development.   You have built strategic plans and are known to be an innovator.  You have an understanding of the independent landscape are relationship driven and results focused leader who can work in a transformational environment.   

About Us     

We are a $13 billion plus business with locations across Australia, New Zealand and China. Metcash proudly support independently owned retailers across our portfolio of brands including IGA, Mitre 10, Cellarbrations, 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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