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Job Title: Category Manager

Sector: ADVERTISING, MARKETING, MEDIA, COMMUNICATIONS

Location: NORTH CENTRAL -CUREPE,MT HOPE,SAN JUAN

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Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

The role requires the employee to manage the profitability, growth and optimization of resources necessary to support a group of assigned categories.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assumes responsibility for the sourcing of new items and the development of existing brands, ensuring that product mix is competitive while maximizing profits.
  • Develops and builds relationships with new and existing vendors and suppliers.
  • Participates in the negotiation of terms to maximize business profits and deliver best value to customers.
  • Develops and implements category business plans to support profitable and sustained growth through optimal product selection, pricing, merchandising and promotion.
  • Develops and applies insights gained from analysis in planning activities, and ensures timely and effective communication with all relevant Company personnel.
  • Continuously develops in depth knowledge of product lines; vendors; and consumer shopping trends for assigned categories.
  • Manages stock levels according to sales trends to ensure effective SKU control and proper inventory levels at all locations.
  • Creates sales and promotional plans in conjunction with vendor partners and Company Operations personnel, to support outstanding store execution.
  • Understands the capabilities of stores and the needs of customers in order to facilitate efficient decision making.
  • Reviews planograms and coordinates with Operations, Merchandising and Store Management to ensure effective execution of same at store level.
  • Delivers clear, concise communications across all areas of the business, relative to category.
  • Partners with the Operations team to accomplish desired goals and objectives, including but not limited to: pricing, merchandising, promotions, inventory management and ultimately meeting sales targets.
  • Effectively manages direct reports, which may include but is not limited to: Category Analyst; and Replenishment Technician, setting specific goals for each report.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Management, Marketing or a related field.
  • Five (5) years’ work experience in a similar capacity.
  • In-depth knowledge of the fundamental principles of the procurement and supply chain process.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Leadership skills and ability to manage the activities of a team.
  • Experience in consumer product sales, promotions and marketing.
  • High degree of personal and professional integrity.

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