Category and Data Administrator

Are you looking for a position that gets your foot in the door, with a potential to create a future, a career path  in the CE Industry?

Well this is the job for you.

Narta is the market leading independent retail services group within the CE Industry.  It is known for setting the pace of the industry, taking data and analytics to new heights and has a culture of personal growth and commitment to personal well being. 

So who is Narta?

NARTA (the National Associated Retail Traders of Australasia) was established in 1965 as a buying group for the consumer electronics industry and in response to the expanding needs within the market has evolved to be the largest retail services provider in the ANZ market today. 

A career at NARTA will allow you to work with the best consumer electronics brands globally across a broad range of categories. We provide a range of services to our retailer shareholders, across merchandising, marketing, procurement, finance & data services. Our retailer members are some of the best & most innovative retailers in the CE industry anywhere in the world, providing technology & consumer appliances to millions of customers a year. 

As custodians of the best data in the industry, working at NARTA gives you access to the most comprehensive insights and information in our market. Whether your NARTA journey is in category, marketing, procurement, finance or data you will have the information, technology and workplace flexibility you need to excel in the next step in your career. 

NARTA is currently looking to fill an existing role within the organisation in the Category Management team.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The position of Category & Data Administrator is an important role within NARTA, chartered with the responsibility to ensure the successful management of our product categories. 

Supporting the Category Managers, the role is responsible for managing & updating the financial estimates for product categories to ensure the business has a current & accurate view of the financial health of the category. 

Working with key stakeholders the role requires analysis of member & supplier forecasts helping to drive accurate outcomes against the business plan. Using the NARTA MKTVUE insights & analytics platform, the role helps to identify opportunities within key core brands and ensure all targets and commercial objectives are met.

Success in the role requires working to the annual business planning calendar, supporting the Category Manager in the preparation for developing the annual business plan, all category meetings, joint business planning meetings with strategic suppliers and/or any supplier meetings as required. 

Our Category & Data Administrators are the glue in making the pieces fit together, building relationships within suppliers & retail members to ensure NARTA is  a key business partner for the category. Key elements of the role include – 

  • Support the successful implementation & management of strategic category plans & initiatives.
  • Build effective, influential relationships with members and suppliers.
  • Work with Category Managers to communicate and claim offers, deals and payments.
  • Work with Marketing Manager and Category Managers on the key financial elements of marketing plans & proposals, NPI planning and new product launches across the key NARTA marketing pillars.  

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Planning or buying experience in a related industry or category.
  • Experience in negotiation commercial outcomes with suppliers an advantage. 
  • Retail experience, preferable
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in analytics & data analysis to provide actionable insights. 
  • Experience in working with NetSuite or similar ERP system.
  • Strong attention to detail.

CULTURE & BENEFITS

As a service business, culture is critical to the success of NARTA, our member retailers, suppliers and affiliated. Our collaborative, inclusive and innovation-driven way of working makes NARTA an employer of choice in our industry. 

If you are enthusiastic, motivated and willing to learn and develop you will thrive working at NARTA.  An attractive salary package  and flexibility is on offer.

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