Category Manager


Operations | Sydney, AU

We are looking for an ambitious, bright, entrepreneurial and high-spirited procurement professional with both the analytical and soft skills to tackle tough challenges and work with suppliers in our procurement process. As a Category Manager you will join a fantastic Procurement team at one of the fastest growing scale-ups in the country. Our ideal applicant has experience in purchasing but is hungry to learn a new business and make an impact at a fun, fast-growing, mission-driven meal kit delivery service business.

You will…

  • Strategically develop and optimise our supplier network country-wide for a category

  • Be responsible for providing procurement advice, price updates, reporting, replenishment, compliance & tenders

  • Coordinate and negotiate with suppliers

  • Work with suppliers to ensure on-time, on-spec deliveries or discuss shortages/missed deliveries

  • Research and develop relationships with new suppliers

  • Be comfortable making split-second decisions with far reaching consequences

  • Assist with cost reporting and invoice validation

  • Solve problems on-the-go in a fast-paced environment

Mandatory requirements

You are/have ...

  • Vast knowledge and interest in food 

  • Bachelor’s degree / Masters in Supply Chain/Procurement (or equivalent) 

  • 2+ years of purchasing experience, preferably in food (but not a must)

  • Quantitative and analytical experience, including solid comfort with Excel

  • Proactive, ambitious, and assertive: you take ownership of your work

  • Entrepreneurial and can make things happen

  • Experience using HelloFresh is a plus! 

What you'll get in return...

  • The opportunity to get into one of the fasted growing food businesses in Australia

  • Heavily discounted HelloFresh boxes

  • Direct, high impact on our future operations setup from day one

  • Freedom to realise your ideas to create effective solutions

  • Competitive compensation and plenty of room for personal growth

  • Great international exposure and team atmosphere

  • Mentoring and coaching by senior management