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Category Planning Manager

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New South Wales - Corporate Logistics Office
Business Support Manager
$133,200 - $179,300*
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An exciting opportunity to join the Category Planning team has become available within the National Supply Chain department of ALDI Stores, based in Minchinbury. This is a 24-month fixed term contract.


As Category Planning Manager, you will be responsible for managing the efficient flow of correspondence and information between the wider business and external parties. You will exercise your excellent leadership and project management skills to ensure the success in developing the Category Planning function. This newly formed role will be key in driving and facilitating successful project implementation and process optimisation.


Selection Criteria:

  • 4+ years’ experience within a relevant field, with leadership experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement process improvement and system enhancements
  • Exceptional stakeholder collaboration and management skills and confidence to work with all levels within the organisation
  • Proven ability to analyse data to establish and support business recommendations
  • Great presentation skills, with prior experience presenting to internal and external stakeholders at varying levels of seniority
  • Strong problem solving ability with the ability think critically and develop strategic solutions
  • Understanding of ‘Chain of Responsibility’ guidelines
  • Demonstrated experience in Demand Planning, preferably within Retail is desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of SAP and SQL is desirable
  • Intermediate MS Office Suite skill set


What's in it for you?  

  • Market leading remuneration - $133,200 to $179,300 (inclusive of super)
  • 10 days a month working from home
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Develop and define processes, specifications and parameters with a newly created role
  • Be a part of a dynamic team working within a leading international retailer


Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead, coach and develop the team to ensure full potential is met
  • Monitor team KPIs while providing appropriate support and training
  • Develop and oversee personnel on-boarding requirements 
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders and business partners
  • Manage the delivery and reporting of ad hoc projects
  • Adhere to all legal and ethical requirements within the stakeholder relationships both internal and external
  • Review and implement process initiatives for the Category Planning team
  • Prepare and implement strategic supply chain decisions to ensure sales and overall profitability for business
  • Effectively engage, manage and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure clear communication through the workflow


This role reports to the Director - Supply Chain.


COVID-19 update

At ALDI we believe that our employees should expect to come to work every day with the comfort and confidence that they are in the safest possible environment. You will be required to adhere to all ALDI and State and Federal Government COVID-safe practices and regulations.

From March 1st 2022, a condition of ongoing employment with ALDI will be that employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a valid medical exemption. This requirement will apply to all employees across stores, warehouse, transport and offices.

07 January 2022
Applications close:
05 February 2022
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