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Category Manager (Fresh Food)

Al Musbah Group (AMG)

Posted on March 31, 2019

8 - 15 years Makkah Al Mukarramah - Saudi Arabia

Any Graduation. Any Arabic National, Any European National, Indian, Filipino

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A team player who demonstrates a positive proactive approach to the role and will be committed to deliver as per company goals and objective. Focuses on company’s profitability with strong Supplier and Buyer relationship.

Key Responsibilities:

• Analyze data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends
• Strengthens relationship with suppliers in order ensure right product at the right time with right price at the right place.
• Focuses on Fast Moving products in order to achieve GP Margin.
• Prepare monthly Category reviews and progress chart presentation to Reporting Manager.
• Ensures other income from the suppliers.
• Devise long-term development strategies for product categories
• Responsible for managing inventory and for effectively planning and forecasting to maximize the profitability of the inventory flow
• Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful products
• Liaise with Operations in the planning, receiving/handling and replenishment with respect to the right level of stock on the shelves, periodic verification of expiration dates of Food items.
• Foster trust relationships with vendors/suppliers. to achieve better pricing and quality of services
• Planning effective Promotions in line with the Seasonal requirement.
• Place appropriate orders to ensure product availability that meets consumer demands
• Determine the positioning of a product category to maximize visibility
• Liaise with marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category
• Collaborate with Buyers and Suppliers to expand product categories
• Make forecasts for product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory
• Assume responsibility of budget development and revenue for category


Buying / Purchase / Procurement / Vendor Management

Desired Candidate Profile


8-14 years’ experience in Hyper/Supermarket Category Management.
• Proven experience as Food category purchase or similar role
• Excellent knowledge of Fresh Food Products and Universal Standards.
• Knowledge periodic verification
• Knowledge of Baladiya Standards.
• Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
• Proficient in MS Office
• An analytical mind with a strategic ability
• Excellent communication and people skills
• Strong mathematical and analytical skills


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Al Musbah Group (AMG)

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