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Category Manager – Ethical & Prescription Medicines

Apply now Job no: 527088
Work type: Full time
Location: Ramsay Pharmacy - QLD Metropolitan
Categories: Pharmacy

  • Are you seeking a career opportunity within a growing global organisation?
  • Do you have experience with category management in pharmacy?
  • Are you a talented negotiator?


About Us

The Ramsay Pharmacy Group (RPG) is part of Ramsay Healthcare which is Australia’s largest and most respected private hospital operator.   RPG operates and manages over 40 hospital dispensaries located in Ramsay Healthcare Hospitals and is the franchisor for approximately 60 community pharmacies in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.


The Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Category Manager focusing on Ethical and Prescription Medicine space. This role is based from our Brisbane office and is a permanent full-time position. Reporting to the National Procurement Manager, the Category Manager will be responsible for managing the Ethical/Prescription Medicine category with accountability for the financial performance, product range and wholesaler relationships.

The pharmacy marketplace is dynamic and this creates opportunities that need a strategic and tactical response to deal with these changes. The primary responsibilities include developing, implementing and monitoring Category Management strategies to drive competitive business growth in line with Ramsay Pharmacy Business objectives as well as achieving rebate and co-op budgets.


Key Functions of Role:

  • Sales & Financial Performance with a focus on optimisation of profitability through promotions and price management.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with all Procurement and Support Office personnel
  • Engage, develop and optimise relationship with the suppliers at the sales, marketing and production levels
  • Develop and implement strategies that maximise sales and gross profit performance


The Person

The successful applicant will have experience in Category Management including:

  • demonstrated experience in achievement of sales, GP margin and optimising product ranging performance.
  • advanced commercial acumen with exceptional negotiation and relationship building skills.
  • comprehensive understanding of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme – remuneration and price disclosure mechanisms
  • broad strategic thinking together with the ability to develop and execute category management strategies in line with company merchandise strategy and the customer value proposition
  • strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to effectively develop category strategies around the consumer
  • developing category business plans
  • management of category profit through regular pricing reviews
  • strong industry knowledge of the pharmacy industry
  • understanding of product marketing and general business dynamics is desirable.
  • sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new software systems to monitor and manage inventory
  • well-developed administrative, communication, planning, interpersonal, analytical and selling skills


Our ideal candidate will also possess high level communication and relationship building skills with an ability to liaise and negotiate effectively to support Ramsay business goals.


To Apply

Applications close:   Friday 4 February 2022


Application Instructions:


Please apply for this opportunity online by clicking the relevant APPLY button provided within this advertisement.


Initial enquiries can be forwarded to Hayley Walters, Group Procurement Manager on

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