Category Manager
Omnibiz
Lagos, Nigeria
2d ago

Role

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  • We are looking for a Category Manager to join our team! As a Category Manager at our company, you will be responsible for managing a group or category of products.
  • You will also be responsible for finding suppliers, negotiating pricing and payment terms with suppliers, expanding product assortment for the categories, and managing product margins.
  • Duties and Responsibilities

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  • Research and analyze data and market insights
  • Analyze market trends and apply this knowledge to make insightful buying decisions.
  • Plan and implement long-term development strategies for product categories
  • Developing procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective.
  • Discovering profitable suppliers and initiate procurement partnerships
  • Sourcing and engaging reliable suppliers and vendors.
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors
  • Reviewing existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure on-going feasibility.
  • Have full ownership of category performance including forecasting, monitoring, reporting on the business, along with contributing to driving projects and trading strategy to achieve business goals.
  • Lead effective negotiations with suppliers to establish joint goals, improve cost structure, and sustainably grow the P&L.
  • Influence the design of the categories, as well as contribute to new product groups and improve the customer experience to deliver growth.
  • Qualifications

  • B.Sc / BA in Business Administration, Marketing or related field
  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in the FMCG industry as purchasing, supply chain management professional & Sourcing expert
  • Sales and result oriented with ability to manage budgets
  • Team player
  • Experience in a retail or key account management environment with a proven track record of delivering results.
  • Experience in category management is a strong plus.
  • Strong communication skills and experience negotiating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The successful candidate must be highly analytical, self-starting and thrive in a high energy environment.
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