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Category Manager

Company Name: Quest Search & Selection
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 2-5 years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
Quest Search & Selection is currently working with one of the leading Food Manufacturing Companies in the Middle East, seeking to add an experienced and energetic Category Manager to their organization.

Job Description:
Achieve overall category performances vs budget (value, volume & margin)
Analyze performances to boost short term growth
Maintain innovation/renovation pipeline to secure mid to long term growth Reinforce (or reach) leadership position by staying ahead of competition
Category segmentation and positioning
Monthly category KPI, analysis & recommendations (value, volume, margin and market share)
Highlight top & low performances to trade marketing & sales teams
Lead category innovation, renovation & extension (market potential, brief, USP, retro plan, business plan, specifications, costing, packaging design, launch plan, activation tracker)
Identify product, packaging & price opportunities with operation team
Develop exit strategy for unsuccessful products (value/volume/margin)
Verify consolidated category forecast vs budget & volume trends (regular & promo)
Propose forecast for new product launch & range improvements
Monitor sales vs forecast for new product launch & range improvements
Propose range & planogram per channel & sub-channel
Build BTL plan with trade marketing team to reach sales target, maximize range awareness and recruit new shoppers/consumers (promo mechanics & sampling)
Support trade marketing team in the development of store communication tools and POSM
Inform communication team about BTL plan & product USP to maximize sales performance
Perform monthly market visit to stay aware of competition activities, launch, packaging & POSM
Stay updated on last industry trends & customer insights to drive category’s future (product trends, packaging trends, shopping habits)
Understand specific customer requirements and propose rapid & efficient solutions

Minimum Requirements:
Masters Degree in Marketing / Category Management (highly advantageous)
Well versed in Arabic (required)
Proven Experience of 2-3 years within a similar role in the FMCG / Consumer Goods industry, developing their own products
Highly motivated with excellent presentation and analytical skills
Proficient in: MS Office, Microsoft 365, Power BI, Catman Software (advantageous)
If this sounds like you, please don’t delay – send us your updated CV today!
We kindly request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.
Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.