Category / Buyer’s Assistant – Plumbing & Bathroom

Mitre 10 is New Zealand’s leading DIY / Home Improvement retailer and we are currently looking for a Category Assistant to help take one of our growing and diversified categories to a new level.

This is your chance to make product management your career path – promotions, buying, supplier relations, negotiation, analysis – it has it all.   This role is a fantastic opportunity for you to be mentored and developed, and be a key support person for our Category Manager – Plumbing & Bathroom, and help to grow this varied category.

Retail is a fantastic industry in which to gain fast-paced, product-oriented Marketing experience and have a great career.  Within Mitre 10 there is a defined career path for anyone wanting to move into category management, with the Category Assistant the first, but critical step.

Mitre 10 needs no introduction as a proudly New Zealand owned and operated business – you see us in almost every town in NZ through our MEGA, Mitre 10 and Hammer Hardware stores.  And here’s a rare opportunity to join our Merchandise team and make a difference.

Providing administrative and promotional support to the Category Manager – Plumbing & Bathroom, every day will be different and the team is great!

Core responsibilities in the role include:

  • Providing administrative and process improvement support to the Category Manager in range management;
  • Updating product stock files;
  • Involvement with planning and implementation of the category’s promotional programme;
  • Developing strong relationships with our suppliers, stores and customers.

To be effective in the role it is expected that you will have solid administration experience and/or a relevant Marketing qualification, excellent written and verbal English communication skills, Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills and excellent organisational skills, along with the ability to not get flustered under pressure, think laterally, be proactive and to be able to take responsibility for key tasks.

This role offers the opportunity to work on Auckland’s North Shore with on-site parking.  We also offer a positive, fast paced environment that is stimulating and enjoyable to work in. We are a team moving forward and that is a result of our motivated, skilled team members.  Along with generous staff buying privileges, life insurance and discounted medical insurance, you will be mentored and have opportunities to attend courses to help you continue to grow your career.

If this is the career opportunity you seek, please forward your CV and cover letter, with salary expectations, via this website.





Permanent Full Time

Job no: SC19B-037

Location: North Shore - Support Centre (Head Office)

Closing Date: Friday, 25 January 2019