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The Company – a fast-growing Startup 

The Role:

As a Category Manager at our company, you will be responsible for managing the overall assignment of products

You oversee and in some cases be responsible for sourcing, pricing, branding and promotion of the the product with the goal to optimize sales.

As an excellent category manager you must have extensive experience in understanding consumer needs and the retail environment. You must have a commercial mindset and full comprehension of marketing and sales principles. Exceptional communication skills are also key for this role.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Research and analyze data and market insights
  • Search for insights into consumer needs and wants
  • Plan and implement long-term development strategies for product categories
  • Design exit strategies for unsuccessful products
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors
  • Place appropriate orders
  • Ensure product availability
  • Strategize positioning of a product category in order to maximize its visibility
  • Collaborate with the marketing team
  • Research competitors and suggest appropriate pricing and promotional activities
  • Work with customers and merchandisers and find new ways of expanding product categories
  • Calculate forecasts for product demand trends
  • Manage and track budget


Qualifications & Desired Skills:

  • Previous working experience as category manager for 10 years in the GCC
  • Expertise in category management
  • In-depth knowledge of marketing and sales operations and processes
  • Hands on experience with analyzing big data and making forecasts
  • Analytical and critical thinker
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • BA in business administration, marketing or similar relevant field
  • Fluent in Arabic and English


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