Category Executive

Date: 04-May-2023

Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

About us

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won a total of 8,846 international wine show awards in the last decade.

About the role


The driving force behind our business is our people – we have over 1,500 staff across Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Americas, and every one of us is passionate about making the ordinary extraordinary through our amazing wines.

We have a great opportunity for a Category Executive to support and drive the Category strategy for the business. This role is commercially and analytically focused, partnering with the Category Strategy Manager, and wider category, sales and marketing teams to build awareness of category risks and opportunities to grow within our customer portfolio.

This role is Full-time, Permanent, and based in Sydney.  

This role is full-time and permanent.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Support the design and delivery of a short to medium term category activation plan within designated customers on our focus categories across range, merchandising and promotions
  • Identify the key drivers of category performance and highlight the risks and opportunities to our priority customers
  • Support the creation and delivery of the organisation's category vision
  • Work with the Brand, Insight and Sales teams to create compelling category selling stories
  • Learn to develop relationships on a day-to-day basis and support the Category Strategy Manager in managing the needs and expectations of immediate internal and external customers 
  • Influence both internal and external stakeholders through insight
  • Help to develop critical category business questions with the customer to stimulate relevant research


What you’ll bring:


  • 2-3 years of experience in sales and category in an FMCG or similar category environment  
  • Excellent communications skills – you love what you do!
  • Planning, project management and organisational skills to develop presentations, project briefs and help manage agencies to deliver specified outcomes
  • Experience working with Category development and/or Insights teams, sales executives, and sales representatives
  • Excellent data analysis skills - competent in Microsoft Office plus other agency or retailer specific software (e.g. planogram, Kantar IRI, Nielsen)

What you can expect:


Accolade Wines will provide the ideal climate and a hand-picked rewards package for you to make a difference in our successful and growing business. 
You will also have access to: 

  • Wine allowance and access to unique wine specials 
  • Flexible working 
  • Modern office located in the heart of the Sydney CBD
  • Loyalty Leave 
  • Accolade Wines Anniversary day off 
  • Go Beyond Day - making a different in your local community 
  • Access to an extensive online learning library 
  • Private Health Insurance Discounts 
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Various exclusive employee discounts  

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