Al Futtaim Group Dubai, UAE

Category Manager/ Buyer

  • Dubai
  • Al Futtaim Group Dubai, UAE
  • Posted date: 2 weeks before
  • End date: 2024-05-19

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Job Title: Category Manager/ Buyer

Job In Dubai

Company: Al Futtaim Group Dubai, UAE

Start Date: 2024-05-04

End Date: 2024-05-19

Job Description

Overview of the role:

The Jobholder will be responsible for supporting the Head of Commercial with the development of the Health & Lifestyle Category to maximize sales and gross margin objectives while managing inventory objectives for specific brands. Develops strategic objectives to ensure long-term sustained growth across all markets.


What you will do:

  • Develop implement and deliver category plans including range reviews, promotions pricing and stock that are consistent with overall commercial strategy and financial objectives.


  • Collaborate with the Marketing team to develop and implement marketing promotion plans and strategies relevant to the category; adhere to legislation and brand guidelines’; and clearly and effectively communicate with the customer, driving footfall and profitable sales.


  • Review and evaluate the effectiveness of promotions, taking appropriate action where necessary, and sharing best practices with peers and other stakeholders.


  • Work with Exclusive Brands to develop and deliver exclusive products/ranges that deliver increased participation and meet agreed strategy and plans.


  • Working in partnership with the planning team, agree on a merchandising strategy that drives and delivers the right range in the right store; ensures availability in the store; and controls of slow-moving stock.


  • Identify and implement new product opportunities that are competitively priced, commercially viable and meet customer needs, driving sales and profitability.


  • Manage and review pricing, ensuring pricing that is competitive and maximizes profitability. Operate within the Company pricing strategy.


  • Working in conjunction with the Planning team to ensure base sales and promotional forecasts are adhered to, whilst maintaining in-store availability to meet the customer’s needs.


  • Develop effective internal working relationships with cross functional team members to support and enhance category objectives and performance


  • Develop build and maintain effective external relationships to enhance the Watsons proposition and meet customer needs.


  • Adopt appropriate negotiation strategies to attain the best terms for the category and the business.
  • Category expert – utilise and continually develop knowledge in category products, competitors and market activity to deliver increased category performance objectives.

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