Merchandise / Category Manager

Rowville VIC, Australia

  • Genuine Parts Company are the parent company to brands such as Repco and NAPA
  • National Support Office = Rowville, onsite parking; Hybrid role (WFH & Office)
  • Showcase your talents, working with an industry leading team

The Opportunity

An exciting and rare opportunity is available in our group merchandise team. We are seeking a talented, dynamic, and commercially savvy individual to drive category performance, and lead a successful and capable team. You will have overall responsibility for the growth and profitability of the category across Australia and New Zealand, within our Repco and NAPA businesses.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Leadership of the category team
  • Strategy in relation to the category
  • Identifying market/product opportunities
  • Grow sales and profit, and achieve/exceed annual budget targets
  • Develop a competitive category pricing strategy
  • Delivery of supplier income targets
  • Range reviews
  • Development of strong internal and external relationships

About you

You will be results focussed, with a dynamic, go-getter mentality, ensuring your category always exceeds customer expectations, and performs above target. With a strong commercial background, you’ll drive a results-focussed, inclusive culture within your team.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • An inspirational leadership style and a strong service orientation
  • A strong commercial acumen and merchandise/category background
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Outstanding communication skills and relationship building abilities
  • A strong influencer, negotiator and change agent
  • Analytical skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Experience in a retail or trade-based business
  • A team player, who is focussed on success


Some of the reasons we love working at GPC:

  • Part of a global organisation, yet you feel part of a family
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Successful, stable, growing business
  • Support iconic and emerging Australian brands: Repco, NAPA, AMX, Sparesbox and more
  • Attractive product discounts across all GPC AP businesses
  • Strong rewards & recognition programs
  • Access to GPC's exciting employee platform MOVE, unlocking amazing discounts at top retailers, business announcements, e-cards and our employee recognition program, plus so much more!
  • A supportive team environment, where we work with supremely talented people
  • Health discounts with external providers through our Never Better program
  • Employee Assistance Program for team members and their families
  • Career development prospects
  • Strong values-based foundations
  • Innovation and forward moving are a reality 

About Us

With 100 years operational experience,and over 6000 employees GPC Asia Pacific is the largest automotive aftermarket parts supplier in Australia and New Zealand, supported by Genuine Parts Company in North America. GPC Asia Pacific is the parent company to brands such as Repco, NAPA, McLeod Accessories and AMX, amongst others. 

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To submit your interest in this role, please click the Apply Now button, complete the GPC application form, and attach an up-to-date resume and cover letter.

Type: Permanent Full-Time

Category: Merchandising

Reference ID: AU2217LB000332

Date Posted: 27/09/2022