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Category Manager

  • Location

    Doha, Qatar

  • Sector:

    Luxury, Retail

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  • Contact:

    Amee Ruparel

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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A leading travel retail business in Qatar is currently seeking a Category Manager for their Fashion & Accessories category who will be accountable for optimising sales for the category. This person will be responsible for driving the pricing, shelving, marketing and promotions of the category's products in order to make them as visible, accessible and appealing to the customers as possible.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define and implement the category strategy and plans based on department/company initiatives, consumer and market trends
  • Lead, motivate and direct a team of buyers whilst delivering business results across all metrics
  • Contribute to the profitability of the category by increasing the volume of well performing products and improving speed of inventory turnover
  • Assist with the ordering, pricing and in store organisation of products
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers
  • Ensure the right selection, availability and acquisition of products
  • Negotiate pricing, delivery and payment terms with vendors
  • Ensure successful marketing of the product line through effective pricing and availability
  • Managing inventory to maximise the profitability of inventory flow through effective planning and forecasting
  • Working in partnership with retail and marketing teams to ensure effective marketing of products
  • Reviewing performance of the category and department financials
  • Frequent attendance at trade shows
  • Manage and lead the category department
  • Training and developing of team members

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Prior experience within a category management/ senior buying position
  • Experience of managing high performance procurement in preferably travel retail or retail industry
  • Proven trach record of managing stock
  • Experience using Oracle/Navision management inventory
  • Strong analytical skills and negotiation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of sourcing, buying, product development and stock management
  • Project management skills
  • Leadership skills

SR Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.