Trainee Category Manager

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Not Disclosed

Entry level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Job description:

About us: 

Since our humble beginnings in 1910, we’ve grown from a small co-operative of three pharmacies to a national organisation and one of Australia’s leading health, beauty, and wellness companies. 

The Wesfarmers Health includes 73 company-owned Priceline stores, 396 Priceline pharmacy franchise stores and 89 Clear Skincare clinics and is also a wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical goods. In 2023, the Health division expanded its digital and medical aesthetics offering with the acquisitions of telehealth provider InstantScripts, as well as the SILK Group, who operates a network of around 140 wholly-owned, joint venture and franchised clinics.  The division employs more than 3600 team members. 

What you’ll do:  

The position of Trainee Category Manager represents a promising leadership role within our Category Team, where individuals collaborate closely with a Category Manager to enhance their expertise and capabilities. The Trainee Category Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing a designated category or portfolio of categories, collaborating in tandem with a Category Assistant to achieve effective results.

We are seeking our next Trainee Category Manager for a 6-month fixed-term contract.

The Trainee Category Manager is accountable for:

  • taking ownership for the quality of their work, the team environment and delivery outcomes
  • analysing data to draw insights on product performance and identify actions to address sourcing and promotional activities 
  • review pricing and margins master data with the lens of remaining competitive in the marketplace
  • Manage the range review and promotional planning processes for your category in conjunction with your supply partners
  • oversees (with the Financial Manager) the budgets and financial performance of the category, ensuring the category P&L is met

What you’ll bring: 

  • A couple of years’ experience in Category Assistant, Buying/Merchandise Assistant, or Account Manager roles
  • Desirable experience in the pharmaceutical industry with an understanding of government and scheme compliance or alternatively, experience within the retail Beauty industry
  • Experience in the retail industry, with knowledge of compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Thorough understanding of inventory management processes, including demand planning, forecasting, and supplier management
  • Analytical skills to interpret data, communicate basic insights, and support performance, along with the ability to simplify insights for broader team support

Join us in shaping a supportive and thriving work environment where every team member plays a crucial role in our collective success. 

What you’ll get:  

  • Ongoing professional development and career opportunities across the Wesfarmers Health Division and the broader Wesfarmers Group 
  • Access to employee benefits across Wesfarmers including team member discounts at Bunnings, Kmart, Target, Officeworks, OnePass, Priceline and Clear Skincare Clinics. 
  • ‘We Love Your Work’ recognition program. Team members can recognise their peers, team or other business units, with winners taking part in our annual awards. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - available to all team members and their immediate family members, 24/7, 365 days a year. 
  • Beautiful outdoor terrace for work and recreation.  
  • Food, coffee and health & wellbeing facilities onsite including a landlord operated gym 
  • Dedicated end of trip facilities (cycle racks, showers, lockers). 

This is an opportunity to join a highly regarded and established company offering excellent career prospects and team member benefits. Wesfarmers Health is also committed to supporting the Workplace Gender Equality Agency requirements. For more information about Wesfarmers Health please visit 

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Australia


  • Entry level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 12, 2024
Company Overview

Current Openings: 0

Priceline Pharmacy is the pharmacy, health and beauty store for Australians who love paying less, owned by holding company Wesfarmers Health. Priceline’s first store opened in 1982 at Highpoint Shopping Centre, Victoria, and today there are more than 465 Priceline and Priceline Pharmacy stores nationally. Priceline’s Sister Club has 8.5 million members, making it Australia’s largest health and beauty loyalty program. Brand Ambassadors include Chrissie Swan, Ita Buttrose, Olivia Rogers, and Tanya Hennessy. Priceline Pharmacy also supports charity partners through the Priceline Sisterhood Foundation – an initiative developed to support women and their families.
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