Category Manager

Date: 05-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

Key responsibilities include:

  • Design and deliver a short to medium term category activation plans within designated customers on our focus categories across range, merchandising and promotions.
  • Utilise the full suite of insight sources to identify the key drivers of category performance and highlight the risks and opportunities to our priority customers.
  • Provide insight, understanding and actions behind chosen segments of the Accolade Wine portfolio. 
  • Leads elements and is integral part of the creation and delivery of the organisation's category vision
  • Work with the Brand, Insight and Sales teams to create compelling category selling stories
  • Own the relationships on a day-to-day basis and be proactive at managing the needs and expectations of immediate internal and external customers
  • Insight and analysis – able to collect and shape insight into compelling customer centred category selling stories.
  • Build and Own customer relationships - demonstrate deep understanding of the needs of their customers at a strategic level and builds into short to medium term strategies

What you’ll bring:


  • Deep knowledge of the FMCG and distribution models. 
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve targets and meet challenging deadlines
  • Category development and/or Insights experience
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally to achieve goals. 
  • Excellent stakeholder management- we want someone with energy and passion that can bring others along the journey.
  • Hands on experience on digital marketing reporting. You can find insights buried within the data.
  • Experience in using planogram building software
  • Although not essential, knowledge of Microsoft Power BI is an added bonus

What you can expect:

An annual wine allowance, on top of your salary! You heard right – you’ll get money to spend on our amazing wines, as well as a fantastic range of benefits including a gym subsidy and employee assistance program. Plus a whole host of career opportunities across the world. And wine. Oh, also – wine.