Category Manager – Mumbai

6 - 11 Years

Job Description

A Successful retail category managers contribute to the profitability of a company by increasing the volume of products that are sold and by improving the speed of inventory turnover in the category. They often assist in or take charge of ordering, pricing, and organizing products. They may be responsible for several categories of products, or they may specialize in a few items within a category.
Retail Category Manager Duties & Responsibilities
A retail category manager's main duties and responsibilities include:
Vendor management
Product selection
Product mix
Product pricing
Product display
Inventory control
Retail category managers are often responsible for negotiating pricing, delivery, and payment terms, all of which can affect the retail profit margin of the products and the individual retail store. They're responsible for setting competitive price points and adjusting prices to increase sales and to clear out stagnant items from inventory.
Balancing projected forecasts and actual sales, retail category managers create trend forecasts and implement sales plans. Financial analysis is also part of these responsibilities.
Implement category or commodity strategies to optimize business efficiency.
Execute elements of the overall operations category strategy to ensure service delivery improvements.
Perform category management including strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, contract, performance and risk management.
Work with Vendors Category Managers in understanding the national spend and identifying opportunities to increase quality and improve value for money.
Perform procurement reporting and analysis of management information to identify potential improvement opportunities.
Identify innovative procurement solutions that provide cashable savings and process efficiencies for the organization.
Address vendor issues to ensure the highest level of service delivery.
Maintain contractual and business relationships with vendors.
Facilitate implementation of procurement change initiatives within category to improve business performance.
Develop best procurement practices to lead and manage procurement teams.
Develop and maintain expert knowledge of respective national supply markets, competitors and product innovations.
Build strong relationship with customers and ensure customer satisfaction.
Provide assistance to companys acquisition strategies by completing the due diligence and integration activities for the spend categories.
Plan and execute effective negotiation processes

Salary: INR 11,00,000 - 15,00,000 PA.

Industry:FMCG / Foods / Beverage

Functional Area:Sales, Retail, Business Development

Role Category:Senior Management

Role:Head/VP/GM/National Manager -Sales


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Company Profile


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Recruiter Name:Parabjeet Email