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IBA has recently announced plans to expand and evolve its organisational model, which has seen nine new job opportunities created.

The primary objective of the initiative is to bring in a structure that will help to support sustainable and long-term growth for IBA.

Rod Pritchard, ALM's General Manager, Merchandise, told TheShout: "We are obviously seeking interest from talented, committed and motivated individuals from within and beyond the industry to join the team. Each of the Job Descriptions will provide more detail to the specific attributes and skill set requirements.”

Full details on the nine roles can be found on the Metcash careers website, but they include:

The evolution at IBA will focus on delivering a more effective and efficient merchandise and promotions function for the group. There will be a greater emphasis on having tailored offerings to better satisfy state and banner requirements as well as delivering on shopper and retailer expectations.

In addition there will also be increased support and engagement from local IBA teams, driving a focus on enhancing the retail execution.

This focus on long-term growth and sustainability means a new model at IBA and that means there will be some changes to existing roles and responsibilities within the group.

These are: 

  • The State Promotions Managers will transition into new positions, IBA Business Managers. The focus of this new role will be (a) working with local committees to establish the framework for local market expectations and requirements, (b) Retailer relationship management and partnering, and (c) leading our Field sales team (BDM’s) in driving execution of promotional programs across the network. 
  • State-based Promotional Co-ordinators / admin resource will eventually be re-allocated to the centralised hub in Support office, and will consist of a dedicated Promotions team for each of our Retail brands, tasked with building the promotional activity for all states. NB – the IGA team will continue to operate out of Melbourne, all other brands out of Macquarie Park, Sydney.
  • Analytics resource will be centralised to the Support office structure, providing focused category analytics and insights to support the decision making of the Category Management and M&P teams, as well as State reporting requirements.

These are exciting times at IBA and the group is anticipating this transition period to be completed by the end of February 2017, but there is an emphasis on it being business as usual now as well. 

IBA is focused on delivering strong plans for the busy Christmas period, but also establishing retail plans that go well into the 2017 calendar year.

To find out more about the opportunities and the individuals that IBA is hoping to recruit, head to the Metcash careers website.

The Shout Team

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