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Category Manager

Employer
METRO/MAKRO
Location
Portugal
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Manager
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member
Company Description

MAKRO is the Portuguese subsidiary of the METRO Group, a leader in the large-scale distribution market. We are present in 25 countries and our purpose is to live the passion for Portuguese gastronomy, bringing its diversity to the world.

We are a global company that operates locally. Our products and services set the standards for the future: customer focus, technological innovation and sustainable business models. We are the HoReCa channel's partner of excellence.

Job Description

Mission

As a Frozen & Codfish Category Manager at makro you'll play a pivotal role in shaping our category management strategies to deliver the best assortment to our customers. You'll be responsible for analyzing market trends, managing supplier relationships, and optimizing product assortments to meet customer demands. If you're a strategic thinker with a passion for driving business growth, we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct in-depth market analysis to identify emerging trends, consumer preferences, and competitive landscape. Utilize market insights to drive category strategy and product assortment decisions.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers. Negotiate favorable terms and conditions for product procurement, ensuring competitive pricing and quality standards are met.
  • Optimize product assortments across various channels and customer segments. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and implement category-specific strategies.
  • Monitor category performance metrics, including sales, margin, and inventory turnover. Identify opportunities for cost optimization and revenue growth. Develop and implement action plans to achieve financial targets.
  • Lead product launches and promotional strategies.
  • Work closely with Stores, Sales, Marketing, Pricing and Supply Chain teams to align category strategies with overall business objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and industry standards. Proactively identify and mitigate risks related to product quality, supplier relationships, and market dynamics.
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and support to foster professional growth and development within the team.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in category management;
  • Experience in frozen category management;
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities;
  • Proficiency in English, additional languages a plus;
Additional Information

Why Join Us:
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development;
  • Dynamic and collaborative work environment;
  • Make a meaningful impact on our category strategy;

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