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Private Label & Wholesale Sourcing Manager

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Brand: Australia Post
Categories: Retail & Customer Service
Work type: Permanent Full Time
State: VIC
Location: Melbourne

You might think you know us, but we’re transforming.  

In this rapidly evolving commercial landscape, we’re changing too. In the Community & Consumer department, we’ve embraced the rise of digital and integrated the customer into everything we do – from the design of our strategies through to the execution of our day to day activities.

And we’re only getting started. 

The Community & Consumer team has end to end accountability for identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer and community requirements – from market research, marketing planning to brand positioning and product placement. We’re also strategically oversee product ranges, advertising, promotional activities and understanding and influencing community and public relationships.

What does the role involve?

The National Retail Merchandise Team is responsible for the development of strategy and the delivery of revenue, profit and inventory for the Retail and Wholesale Merchandise portfolio of products.

The Private Label & Wholesale Sourcing Manager will be responsible for the development and sourcing of a range of retail product solutions specifically targeted at our Corporate Post Office (CPO) customers and Licenced Post Office (LPO) customers.

The successful candidate will be an experienced category/sourcing manager with a retail or wholesale background.  They will need extensive experience in overseas sourcing and product development, private label brand and packaging development and local and offshore supplier negotiation.

What are the key responsibilities?

  • Identify range development opportunities within the existing LPO network currently purchased outside of Australia Post
  • Analyse the retail market to identify further range opportunities that suit the variety of different CPO and LPO store types for development within the Australia Post range
  • Work with our current supplier base to identify the best fit suppliers for the identified range opportunities
  • Identify new potential offshore suppliers best suited to supplying new range opportunities
  • Develop a process to competitively tender new ranges between a number of suppliers to ensure best cost, quality and ultimately maximum margin return for LPO customers
  • Work with the Wholesale Promotions Coordinator to ensure relevant ranges are promoted within the Wholesale collateral

What are we looking for?

  • 3-5 years sourcing Private Label ranges locally and Internationally within a retail or wholesale environment
  • Product management and new product development
  • Supplier negotiation and product tenders
  • Excellent organisational / time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

We believe investing our people is good business. 

That’s why we have team dedicated to career coaching and support for our employees. And we know that your life outside of work matters. So while we work hard, we also have a culture that promotes a genuine work/life balance. ​ 

Together, our differences make us stronger. ​ 

With a reach across Australia and beyond, we’re building a workforce that’s as diverse as the communities we serve. Learn more about how we're supporting inclusion at Australia Post, here. If you require adjustments at any stage of the recruitment process, please reach out to the Talent Acquisition Diversity Team at inclusivecareers@auspost.com.au. ​ 

Australia Post welcomes applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders. Check out this short video to find out how we acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land we operate on.   ​ 

Ready to join the transformation of Australia Post?​ 

Click apply now, to help shape our tomorrow.  ​ 


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