Country Convenience Trading Manager (m/f)

SCI Selection
  • Wien
  • Vollzeit
  • Projekt-, Bereichsleitung
  • 8.8.2018

For our client, a multinational oil and gas company, we are looking for a

Country Convenience Trading Manager (m/f)

The Convenience Trading Manager in Austria is accountable for making a measurable contribution to driving convenience categories profitability and growth though implementing category plans, negotiating specifically identified local category agreements and managing suppliers.

The role delivers profitable in-store solutions by implementing and building on the Convenience Centre of Expertise (CoE) strategy. This includes offer development and improvement, the identification and management of all Supply Chain solutions, floorplan and planogram management, managing suppliers and new proposition implementation, working with Marketing and the CoE to develop the optimal pricing and promotional framework and the day to day management of any strategic partnership relationships with input into the strategic agenda for the Austrian business.


  • Manage all aspects of risk across convenience in country, including Food safety
  • Deliver the convenience customer offer as part of the customer value proposition in Austria
  • Ensure that categories deliver the expected financial, operational and customer performance in country
  • Lead the interface between convenience and Retail Operations in Austria
  • Determine product ranges within specified categories to meet customer demand based on data analytics, customer and market trends
  • Manage relationships with all suppliers to source / develop products and negotiate cost prices, over-riders and bonuses to maximise category profitability
  • Manage the day-to-day trading relationship with any strategic partner to ensure that correct layout, product range and promotions are delivered to meet customer needs and grow margin


  • University degree (master or equivalent) in business, marketing or relevant discipline preferred
  • Commercial experience in a Retail trading environment highly desirable
  • Negotiation and third party management experience essential
  • Proven business and financial understanding essential
  • Understanding of markets and key dynamics / regulatory features
  • Experience of small format/convenience retailing/franchise operations highly desirable
  • Category management experience highly desirable
  • Food management experience highly desirable
  • Ability to synthesise complex information and present to senior leadership in a coherent and succinct manner highly desirable
  • Experienced team leader

The position offers an innovative and friendly work environment, a competitive salary, input in the onboarding process, a high degree of responsibility and autonomy and future career growth in an expanding company.

Please send your application to:

Stanton Chase International
Kärntner Ring 5-7, A-1010 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 516 26 - 0

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