Category Manager at CADSYNC Consults – Recruitbros

Category Manager at CADSYNC Consults

  • Full Time
  • Lagos

Website CADSYNC Consults

CADsync Consults is an offshoot of CADsync Concepts. We specialize as Business Analysts, Management Consultants, Human Resources Experts and Professional Trainers.

We assist Businesses and Organizations improve their internal structure and operations to aid more efficient and effective allocation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Category Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • We need a Category Manager who will be responsible for driving incremental net sales and gross profit for the organization, managing categories as strategic business units, using a shopper-driven approach

The Ideal Candidate will be in-charge of:

  • Analyzing and defining category roles, including selling price/ margin ranges, planning and development to optimize assortments based on customer trends and occasions. e.g meals-at-home, on-the-go etc.
  • Working with commercial and other stakeholders to set track and measure KPI’s by category.
  • Creating and disseminating planograms using customer-centric lens, based on store layout and shopper profile.
  • Liaising and coordinating closely with marketing in order to effectively connect with shoppers both with four walls as well as through above-the-line marketing e.g. digital, out-of-home, etc.
  • Conducting routine supplier assessments considering strategic importance to our enterprise, quality service levels, consistency, route-to-market, capabilities and price, in order to remain highly competitive in the retail market. Includes benchmarking suppliers by category.
  • Close alignment and working relationships with operations to implement and measure execution including adherence to merchandising standards and define planograms.
  • Researching and analyze data for new and emerging trends and to gain insights into consumer needs and wants.
  • Leading the supplier selection process for new suppliers including negotiations processes to maximize margin (front margin+ back margin) as well as credit terms (credit value + credit days) in order to drive our competitive edge in the market through profitable, sustainable commercial agreements.
  • Managing the sourcing of key products / brands to defend and strengthen overall product portfolio mix and create a merchandise range based on customer needs.
  • Conducting routine supplier assessments considering strategic importance to our enterprise, quality service levels, consistency, route-to-market, capabilities and price, in order to remain highly competitive in the retail market. Includes benchmarking suppliers by category.
  • Ensuring suppliers adheres to quality, service and suppliers code of conduct.
  • Leveraging data analytics to identify opportunities, maximize sales performance, increase profitability and grow market share.
  • Identifying and managing risks related to supply.
  • Participating and presenting category updates as needed in team meetings and other functions.

Communications and Working Relationships:

  • Commercial leadership and general management
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Branch manager

Knowledge, Skills & Experience and Minimum Qualification

  • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Advance level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Teams beneficial
  • Experience in products ranging, assortment/space planning, merchandising and category management a plus.

Minimum Experience:

  • 5+ years’ experience with retail or FMCG environment is preferred.
  • Previous category management / retail buying experience is an added advantage.

Minimum Experience:

  • Analytical skills and ability to use data/ insight to develop consumer centric solutions.
  • Strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Result oriented- A driven self-starter with the ability to set, track and measure key performance indicator in order to deliver sales results
  • Attention to details.
  • A strong work ethics with the ability to prioritize, multiple priorities and manage time effectively in order to meet deadlines as required.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications / CV to: [email protected] using the Job title as the subject of the mail.

To apply for this job email your details to info@cadsyncconsults.com

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