Overview

Category Manager Job in Doha, Qatar at The Blue Group

Job Description

The Category Manager is responsible for maximizing sales through efficient planning, buying, trading and productallocation to all sales channels.
BUYING&PLANNING:

  • Manage range building by selecting the market relevant articles from the Global Brand range and split it by store grades (BCS/OCS/SC/ECOM)
  • Manage and drive respective categories positioning and presentation in all channels of distribution
  • Participate and attend the major sales meeting to build accordingly proper products mix including brands key launch.
  • Follow up with marketing on the seasonal calendar implementation, Key product launch, Windows, Sports Corner initiatives.
  • Planning & forecasting sales, identifying areas of opportunity and potential risks to the business.
  • Budgeting and planning open to buy for respective categories (order calculation).
  • Pre-season and in-season matrix creation/changes (with respective merchandiser)

TRADING:

  • Lead and execute marketing campaigns (from product side)
  • Monitor on regular bases the stock position to ensure that the right volumes are available and that stores never run out of stock on best sellers.
  • In-season trading (stock and sales control) and In-season pricing (PROMOs, markdowns)
  • Coordinate with HR department to organize training session for sales associate for them to understand products specifications, new season collection, brand focus, market direction, upcoming campaigns.
  • Conduct and analyze reports and make proposals to improve efficiency

PROJECTS:

  • Drive x-functional projects to leverage business in all channels
  • Clear old stock with higher margin (special target for FO old collections stock)
  • Initiate processes creation

Skills

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years relevant retail buying experience
  • Industry: ideally in apparel/fashion/shoes or FMCG
  • Exposure: Sports, Operation, Visual Merchandizing

Academic Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or similar field.

Job Specific Skills:

  • Good financial acumen coupled with the ability to analyze data to make sound business/purchasing decisions
  • Passionate about categories of retail sports
  • Strong analytical skills in using consumer, product, POS, competitor, and related data to identify product solutions
  • Strategic mindset, business savvy, creativity, and the ability to influence and negotiate in a professional manner
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a deadline- driven environment, strong customer focus, and effective written and interpersonal communication skills

Technology Systems

  • Retail sales systems i.e. Retail Pro
  • Microsoft Office

Job Details

Job Location
Doha, Qatar

Company Industry
Retail & Wholesale; Sporting Goods; Fashion & Apparel

Company Type
Employer (Private Sector)

Job Role
Marketing and PR

Employment Type
Unspecified

Monthly Salary Range
Unspecified

Number of Vacancies
Unspecified

Preferred Candidate

Career Level
Management

Years of Experience
Min: 5

Degree
Bachelor’s degree / higher diploma

About Company

Company: The Blue Group

Company Location:  Doha, Qatar

Job Category: Retail & Wholesale; Sporting Goods; Fashion & Apparel

About The Blue Group