Category Manager (Home Care, Personal Care and Laundry)

September 2, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Omnibiz Africa

At Omnibiz, we’re fully dedicated to supporting local businesses and helping them navigate the modern market. Over 52,000 businesses across the FMCG industry have trusted us to provide them with the services and necessary tools to overcome contemporary challenges in the market place. Why? The answer is simple – they believe the same thing that we at Omnibiz believe: for the global economy to thrive, local businesses must be given the grounds to grow.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Category Manager (Home Care, Personal Care and Laundry)
Location: Lagos
Job type: Full-time
Job Description

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

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
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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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