Intelligent People Ltd

Senior Category Manager

United Arab Emirates, Dubai
£60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits (tax free)
22 Nov 2016
20 Dec 2016
Industry Sector
Digital / Online
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Senior Category Manager / Senior Merchandising Manager / Senior eCommerce Manager

£60-80k + benefits (tax free)


A Senior Category Manager / Senior Merchandising Manager / Senior eCommerce Manager is required by an eCommerce start-up changing the Middle Eastern market.

The Senior Category Manager / Senior Merchandising Manager / Senior eCommerce Manager will be responsible for driving the Commercial team to achieve its vision of providing the best service and experience for customers onsite.

The Senior Category Manager / Senior Merchandising Manager / Senior eCommerce Manager will:
●Have full P&L responsibility for the category
●Have responsibility of site merchandising, merchandising, buying, marketplace account management functions for the category
●Develop and implement the customer centric category plan across both marketplace and retail stocked in to deliver sales, margin and stock budgets
●Maximise margin delivery by managing suppliers efficiently and providing relevant and credible product offers that meet customer needs
●Deliver promotional activity to drive sales and competitiveness whilst supporting effective stock management
●Deliver against OTB and WSSI targets
●Ensure best in class customer experience through strong site merchandising, world class PDP's, inspiring content and excellent knowledge of customer journeys for your category
●Hire, develop and retain high performing teams who look at driving performance
●Establish credible relationships with suppliers to ensure the best cost, best supply and best delivery for customers
●Be aware of market activity and continually using this information to ensure that the category is performing
●Ensure all metrics are hit across sales and stock by strong numerical understanding and management of merchandising roles
●Make certain that the business is competitively priced in the market, meets customers' needs, products that are in stock and available for delivery wherever and whenever customers want
●Provide feedback and challenge on the commercial processes to ensure that the business continually drive improvements to better deliver for customers
●Contribute to projects within the Commercial team and the wider organisations
●Drive continued process improvement

The Senior Category Manager / Senior Merchandising Manager / Senior eCommerce Manager must have:

●Excellent numerical and analytical skills to be capable of monitoring market changes, competitor prices and products, and past sales patterns to forecast demand
●Highly developed negotiation and influencing skills to enable successful negotiations with suppliers
●Precise judgment and strong decision-making skills to enable the right actions for the category
●Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of presenting within senior forums
●Excellent and motivational leader of people and teams
●Able to operate across and manage multiple roles/functions
●World class thought leadership
●Ability to roll up sleeves and get your hands dirty when you're needed to
●Work in highly ambiguous situations comfortably

This is an opportunity to join an organisation that will change commerce in the Middle East and play a pivotal part in the business' success.

Intelligent People is a market leading Category Manager recruitment agency.

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