Category Assistant | Hardgoods | BIG W

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Are you looking for a dynamic support role in an exciting team? Join the BIG W Buying team today!

Summary about this job

Client & Sales Administration

Company: Big W

Location: Sydney

Work type: Full Time

Salary: n\a

Phone: +61-3-5412-4824

Fax: +61-7-6832-5307

E-mail: n\a


Detail information about job Category Assistant | Hardgoods | BIG W. Terms and conditions vacancy

  • Think BIG and join one of Australia's largest retail brands
  • 12 month fixed term contract opportunity
  • Norwest Business Park location - onsite parking, supermarket, gym & more!

An exciting opportunity to launch your Buying career with BIG W!

• Think BIG and join one of Australia's largest retail brands
• 12 month fixed term contract opportunity
• Norwest Business Park location; onsite parking, gym, supermarket & more!

What we're like

BIG W is one of Australia’s most loved brands and has been part of our families for over 40 years.  At BIG W, we put our customer at the heart of everything we do across our network of 183 stores nationally.  We sell exclusive BIG W brands that are simply great quality at low prices as well as feature leading international brands. Our customers can choose everything for their kids, home, themselves, for leisure and for their everyday life.  Our team of over 18,000 members is located in Australia, Hong Kong and Bangladesh.

• Work alongside a market-leading team
• Great people leader and endless development opportunities
• Be part of one of Australia's most iconic brands

The role

Reporting into the Category Manager and based at our Support Office in Bella Vista, the Category Assistant is a critical role in Buying, supporting the team with wide range of buying administration and data activities.  Your role will include:

• Creating suppliers in the system and support buyers with supplier correspondence and relations
• Supporting the development and maintenance of the assortment plan & buy plan and the collection of new article information
• Building deep knowledge of category and provide operational support to Buyers when they are travelling or on leave

About You

You will come with previous experience in a data administrative role, preferably within in a retail environment.  Prior experience as a Category/Buying Administration Assistant or similar role will be highly regarded. 

• Proficient in MS Excel / Google Sheets; previous SAP Experience or similar system is desirable
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Stakeholder management - is able to positively engage with others

What's in it for you?


  • An attractive remuneration package including base + super

  • Opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest and best minds in Australia both across BIG W and Woolworths

  • Tech options - Woolworths is the largest employer of Google Apps in Australia, are early adopters of Agile and have BYOD options too

  • An exciting career - as our business grows, so do the opportunities for our people

  • Flexibility and work-life balance policies that will help you thrive


Some perks!


  • Located in Bella Vista. We have great head office facilities including free parking, on-site gym, sports courts, cafeteria, a metro store and exciting activities throughout the week

  • Team member discounts at all of Woolworths businesses

Sound like your next opportunity? Apply now or head along to to discover more!


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