Category Manager

Our client:

Our client is a local group of companies, mainly acting as a well-known brand in the retail industry (food products, electronics, home appliances, fashion, shoes, toys, accessories, etc.).

The role:

The jobholder will ensure the setting up and implementation of the strategy for the assigned category, at the suppliers’ level, according to the clients’ needs, by observing and applying the company’s strategy and the merchandising concept. 

Main accountabilities

  • Implement the category strategy, considering the satisfaction of the customers’ needs, using the analysis tools, according to the company policy, to define and follow:

o Assortment strategy;

o Pricing strategy;

o Promotional policy;

o Layout;

  • Negotiation with suppliers:

o Prepare, negotiate and sign the annual contracts with the suppliers for the assigned category; manage their execution, respecting the internal procedures and the legal provisions in force (eg: competition law, other applicable legal provisions);

o Negotiates the purchase prices, including the promotions;

o Negotiates the conditions for termination of contractual relations with suppliers;

  • Objectives’ achievement:

o Responsible for achieving the objectives and indicators settled by the company;

o Implement the category strategy (according to the company's strategy), and is responsible for drawing up the action plans for the achievement of key performance indicators (turnover, profitability, stock performance);

o Support the departments responsible for achieving the objectives of stock corrections, logistics cost / revenue, centralization of deliveries;

  • Communication:

o Communicate with the stakeholders (internal stakeholders, suppliers and customers), in accordance with company’s communication standards and ethics;

o External communication for the assigned category, respecting compliance rules and competition law;

o Inform the stores about specific issues (listings / delisting, promotions, etc.)

Main Requirements:

  • University graduate
  • Relevant experience and background
  • Commercial knowledge
  • Customer oriented
  • Strong market acumen
  • Analytical mind
  • Strategic approach
  • Result oriented
  • Management skills
  • Social abilities
  • Ability to drive change in the organization
  • Previous exposure to different cultures
  • Computer literate
  • Good English skills

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected will be contacted.

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