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Category Manager - Beauty

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Category Planning:

  • Planning and designing the Cosmetics category with focus on sub-categorization and range planning with an aim to ensure full assortment coverage with full availability
  • Responsible for New suppliers and New Brands acquisition.
  • Responsible for direct brand management & brand servicing
  • Devising the category plan to achieve the defined targets within the specific timeframe
  • Management of supplier and vendor networks, driving merchandizing, sales strategies and providing leadership direction to the category team

Cross function role:

  • Responsible for leveraging synergies with other SBUs
  • Responsible for ensuring cross functional support for the category
  • Responsible for category’s inclusion & representation  in all the new cross functional project

Team Management:

  • Overseeing the organization structure for the Category
  • Responsible for training & up skill of the team members

Leadership:

  • Responsible for showcasing strong leadership & intrapreneurial activities within the category

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Seeking highly qualified candidates who are strategic thinkers and execution-oriented MBA Preferred.
  • Between 2-4 years of work experience in the Middle-East Cosmetics Industry – Buying/Merchandizing/Planning/Business Management. This is Mandatory.   
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience of managing cross functional and multicultural teams
  • Candidates must be entrepreneurial, intelligent, and self-motivated professionals
  • Deep understanding of and passion for E-Commerce required
  • Previous responsibility for strategic development, product management or product marketing, revenue targets and quotas is highly desirable

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Passion, Knowledge and network in the beauty industry in GCC. 
  • Data driven mind-set with intermediate knowledge of Analytics
  • Logical thinker & a knack of breaking down complex problems
  • Demonstrated intense customer focus & excellent skills in negotiation
  • Ability to champion the growth of the category and envision the long-term strategy
  • Demonstrated highest level of integrity, intellectual honesty, and strong work ethic
  • Innovative & Pro-active with Leadership and strong management attributes
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