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Our client is a leading supermarket chain in Kenya with over 40 branches countrywide. They are looking to fill the position of Category Manager for the Crockery line.

The position reports to General Manager Operations

Summary of the role
The category manager is supposed to drive the sales targets of the Category. This will be achieved through Sales Team Leadership, Training, and Managing for results. The Category Manager will be expected to be an in-store expert in the merchandising, pricing and management.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Planning and driving category sales budgets for the category across the whole chain of branches
• Identifying new opportunities for the supermarket in the category
• Responsible for managing inventory and for effectively planning and supply chain forecasting in order to maximize the profitability of the inventory flow.
• Balancing projected forecasts and actual sales, create trend forecasts and implement sales plans, and supply chain of the category
• Financial analysis is also a key part of the planning responsibilities in the clothing, footwear and furniture section.
• Responsible for setting competitive pricing points, and adjusting the pricing to increase sales and clear out stagnant items from inventory.
• Often work closely with buyers to expand successful product lines, and implement successful exit strategies for unsuccessful unpopular merchandise.
• Responsible in creating marketing success formula - the right products at the right time for the right price.
• Will identify and keep active and healthy relationships with the right players in the category including suppliers and other actors in the value chain
• Will work with the marketing team to lead campaigns for the category to increase market share

Minimum Requirement
• Bachelor’s degree in business management. Diploma candidates with good experience in the field can also apply
• Must have strong background with Sales, Marketing, merchandising and vendor relationships in the chosen category
• Experience in crockery


More information
This listing is a full-time job

Active since 11-04-2016
Location Nairobi
Educational level HBO
Hours 0
Level Mid-Senior level
Employment type Permanent contract
Salary Kshs. 150,000-250,000
Job category Sales: Business Development
Industry / Industries Retail / Wholesale
Region Kenya
Keywords CM-C

Contact information

Name Dorbe Leit