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Category Leader - Consumables

Souq.com FZ LLC

5 - 6 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

MBA/PG Diploma in Business Mgmt. Any Nationality


, Posted on May 9, 2018 1 Opening

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Work hard. Have fun. Make history. At Amazon we expect no more and no less from you. Ever since Amazon opened its virtual doors, it has been the aim to become the most customer-centric company in the world. How is this achieved? By having people like you who make sure that customers find everything that they are looking for online at great prices and convenience. Both Amazon and sellers who list their products on the site already offer millions of new and used items in a wide range of categories. And this is just the beginning. Come and experience a company that reinvents itself every day. Immerse yourself in an environment that is fast-paced, expanding and is continuously inventing new efficiencies and offering great opportunity for our customers and for you!
Amazon s UAE Retail team is looking for an exceptionally motivated and talented Category Lead Consumables with a strong customer focus. This leader will work on improving product selection, creating the earth's greatest shopping experience a store featuring more products, brands, & more compelling content than any store, online or off!
This role is based in Dubai- United Arab Emirates.
Role:
The role requires a mix of strong partnership building and the desire to make the most of the commercial relationship.
Responsibilities include:
Develop knowledge of supply/ demand trends and success drivers of your category
Design process relating to sourcing (direct/ indirect supply, priority brands, selection and terms)
You also facilitate discussions of general conditions, procuring top products and making sure that they are advertised prominently on Amazon in cooperation with Marketing, in coordination with Pan UAE Vendor Managers.
Execute technical integration with suppliers and lead projects to more efficiently source stock, manage prices, execute promotions and assimilate vendor catalogues.
Initiation and management of projects and promotions to achieve short- and long-term business objectives
Agree with vendors on promotions and marketing initiatives and coordinate with the Site Merchandising team to execute these activities
Liaising with the global Amazon community to drive projects and share best practice
Liaising with the Buying and Inventory teams to assist in decision making processes for managing stock and inventory
Participate day-to-day operational aspects of the category, including gathering and addressing customer feedback, price monitoring, business improvement initiatives.
Communication and marketing Amazon with internal and external parties, whilst accurately tracking and delivering against tight deadlines
Working with internal teams to develop innovative campaigns, define and drive cost saving initiatives, develop and improve processes.
Being an ambassador within the industry consistently enhancing the Amazon position
Hire and develop a team to grow the UAE business


Industry Type : Internet / E-commerce / Dotcom
Functional Area : Merchandising & Planning / Category Management

Desired Candidate Profile

Basic qualifications
At least five years work experience, ideally in an online, retail, e-commerce or consulting environment.
Outstanding analytical skills and experience in planning and forecasting.
Proven use of supporting tools and systems to deliver business improvement.
Passionate self-starter, decisive and able to move with speed to implement ideas.
Action and results oriented mentality, combined with the ability to work in a demanding but collegial environment where teamwork is a must.
Ability to problem-solve using creative thinking and innovation.
Proven English skills both verbal and written.
University degree required ideally in a technical or analytical discipline. At least five years work experience, ideally in an online, retail, e-commerce or consulting environment.
Outstanding analytical skills and experience in planning and forecasting.
Proven use of supporting tools and systems to deliver business improvement.
Passionate self-starter, decisive and able to move with speed to implement ideas.
MBA studies is a plus

Keywords

Merchandising Consulting Forecasting English Monitoring Tools Ideas Liaising Tracking Operations

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Souq.com FZ LLC

Founded in the year 2005, Souq.com is one the largest e-commerce sites in the Arab world. The award-winning retail business and an online marketplace allow SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online. The website claims to attract over 35 million visits to its cat alog which features over 1.5 million unique products from 30 different categories. Some of the most popular product categories featured on the website are consumer electronics, household goods, fashion, watches, perfumes, toys, and baby products. The company has its offices in UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. It also has Product and Engineering centers in India and Jordan.





Souq has an employee base of more than 3,000 employees. The company offers competitive salaries and benefits to all its employees. Being a strong believer of employee-employer partnership, it promotes skill training, leadership development, and personal transformation to help them learn and grow along with the business.



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