Category Manager - Fashion Accessories at The Catch Group

Retail, Full-time, Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia full-time
Posted 5 months ago

As an experienced Category Manager in Fashion Accessories, you will be the driving force behind the category. You will have a results driven mindset and a visionary with the ability to grow market share with our business goals and objectives. Reporting to the Head of Buying, you will build strong relationships with a suppliers and stakeholders and influence the direction of the footwear category whilst remaining customer centric in your day to day operations.

Success in this role will come from demonstrated experience within a FMCG environment and the ability to transform ideas into strategies. You will be highly analytical, confident negotiating and able to grow the footwear category.

What does a normal day in the life of a Category Manager at Catch look like?

Well… no two days at Catch are alike, but you could probably expect your typical day to include some of the following things:

  • Develop and manage vendor strategy and partnership ensuring end to end lowest cost
  • Set, review and monitor sell prices and promotions. Ensuring we are offering best value in the market to customers
  • Consistently build relationships with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Deliver day to day analytical support and recommendations in order to develop key strategies to drive sales
  • Translate critical consumer insights and analysing consumer data
  • Maximise all product sourcing and development opportunities
  • Leverage insights from relevant sources to continuously build and evolve the category understanding and ability to partner with customer base
  • Manage and mentor your team of Buyers, Buying Coordinators and Sales Coordinators


  • Exceptional commercial acumen using numbers to guide and influence your decision making process
  • Demonstrated category management experience managing multiple footwear brands and suppliers both large and independents
  • Refined influencing and negotiation skills
  • Creative and innovative approach to deliver newness into ranges with a proven history of growing and facilitating change in a category
  • Proven experience working with a high level of SKUs
  • Enjoys working in a fast paced team environment and able to meet deadlines


Drive and passion are hard to generate when we're not feeling valued or having fun, so we make sure our Catchies are looked after well! We provide our passionate people with:

  • An organisation that is experiencing exponential growth
  • Support and collaboration, not just with their immediate team, but with the broader organisation as well!
  • An organisation that can flex when, where and well that works for you and
  • 'Catch your weekend back!' Bringing services like dry-cleaning, haircuts, nails, massage, car washing and "life admin" stuff into our Monday-Friday routine to have more time for fun on the weekend!
  • Employee benefits like discounted gym membership, Kmart Group discount and access to other perks within Kmart, free parking, free breakfast, in house learning and development, monthly lunches plus loads more...

About Catch

Back in 2006, Catch set out to shake up Australia’s online retail landscape. We’ve come a long way since! Having been acquired by Wesfarmers in 2019 and now part of the Kmart Group, we have big goals to be the best!

We’re not just one of the country’s top eCommerce players, with a proven track record of growth, an award-winning digital platform and second to none customer experience offering. Behind the scenes, we’re a world-class team of creatives, strategists, developers and innovators, and we’re on the hunt for like-minded people to jump on board.

We don’t play by the rules. We push boundaries. We think big. We stay curious and driven. Together, we embrace challenges and learn new things. All this, for one purpose: to provide our customers with an amazing online shopping experience, every day.

And we’re just getting started…

At Catch, we welcome all applications and screen them without attention to race, age, beliefs, sex, orientation, gender identity and disability.