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Job Title: Junior Category Manager



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Job Type: Permanent full-time

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Junior Category Manager

The incumbent is responsible for managing revenue and overall profits and losses (P&L) for assigned categories, developing the customer centric strategic plan for each category.


  • Sourcing new items and developing existing brands while ensuring that product mix is competitive and maximizing profits.
  • Developing and building relationships with new and existing vendors and suppliers, including managing day-to-day category vendor relations and growth opportunities.
  • Participating in the negotiation of terms and buying contracts to obtain the most advantageous pricing, maximize business profits and deliver best value to customers.
  • Executing plans for pharmaceutical shortages and drug recalls.
  • Developing and managing specific projects/assignments to avoid stock outs and, in the occurrence of such, locating alternative vendors from which products can be sourced.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of category business plans to support profitable and sustained growth through optimal product selection, pricing, merchandising and promotions.
  • Developing and maintaining comprehensive analysis of assigned categories as appropriate and applying insights gained from same in planning activities.
  • Managing stock levels according to sales trends to ensure effective SKU control and proper inventory levels at all locations.
  • Creating and maintaining sales and promotional plans for key assigned categories to support outstanding store execution.
  • Collaborating with the Planogram Analyst on all planograms and planogram category strategies, utilizing sound analytics, and working with relevant personnel to ensure effective execution of same at Store Level.


  • Undergraduate Degree in Pharmacy from an accredited School of Pharmacy and a current pharmacy practicing certificate from the Pharmacy Board of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Minimum two (2) years’ work experience in procurement and/or purchasing role, merchandising, vendor relations and marketing in retail business.
  • Knowledge of customer centric retailing principles and the analytics of customer purchase behavior, retail business financial concepts.

 Skills/Abilities considered as assets for the job:

  • In-depth knowledge of the fundamental principles of the procurement and supply chain process.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage a team of direct reports.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Computer literate and intermediate to advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, including but not limited to Excel; Word and PowerPoint. 


  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and possess a vehicle in good working condition that he/she is willing to use in the execution of job responsibilities.
  • Ability to travel overseas from time to time for the purpose of attending trade shows.


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