Category Executive


Dubai, UAE

Ref: OP782-769

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Careem is building the Everything App for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region's best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

As a Category Executive, you'll be responsible for defining our selection by store and working with on sourcing, pricing and promotion. This is a unique role with the opportunity to create genuine impact for the lives of everyday people in our region. We're looking for someone with grocery industry experience, ideally in one or more of the following categories: Meat & Fish

- Work with the Category Manager on maintaining the category strategy in alignment with the overall department & business strategy.
- Work with the Category Manager to achieve the objectives and the targets of the category.
- Identify and sourcing key consumer trends in online grocery /Q-commerce business.
- Source & negotiate items promotions from suppliers on a monthly, weekly and eventually basis.
- Plan, source, and execute monetization campaigns which meet the partners needs and Careem Quik objectives.
- Collaborate with the merchandising team to ensure the success of the launched campaigns.
- Collaborate with the supply chain team to ensure the stock availability and smooth onboarding of the new added items.
- Collaborate with the pricing team in sourcing competitive prices to maintain the category profitability.
- Work closely with the supplier and maintain the relationship with them through business reviews and growth planning.
- Work with the category assistant to ensure the hygiene of the item's content and maintain the right visibility on the App.


What You'll Need

Successful candidates will have a passionate commitment to improving the lives of people, an insane focus on excellence and customer centricity, and a strong alignment with our core values and purpose.

- At least 2+ years of experience in the grocery industry in Buying or Category Management of Meat & Fish
- Time spent in tech or a start-up is a plus
- Experience negotiating with suppliers and importers of Meat & Fish. You will be proactively reaching out to brands to build a partnership.
- Experience in accounts management.
- You are an excellent communicator with strong influencing skills.
- You never hesitate to roll up your sleeves and address something hands-on, you persevere when others fall away

What we'll provide you

We offer colleagues the opportunity to drive impact in the region while they learn and grow. As a full time Careem colleague, you will be able to:

- Work and learn from great minds by joining a community of inspiring colleagues.
- Put your passion to work in a purposeful organisation dedicated to creating impact in a region with a lot of untapped potential.
- Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day.
- Work 4 days a week in office & 1 day from home, and remotely from any country in the world for 30 days a year with unlimited vacation days per year.
- Access to healthcare benefits and fitness reimbursements for health activities including gym, health club, and training classes.

About the Company

We are a brand that aims to simplify people's lives by revolutionizing the transportation industry. A brand that strives to inspire everyone it interacts with, and supports every single person who dares to believe. #BeCareem

Careem is the MENA region's leading ride-hailing service and newest Tech Unicorn. With 30% monthly growth, we now operate in 50+ cities across 11 countries and host over 6 million users. With our recent Series D funding success, we are positioned on the cusp of significant scale and well on target to deliver our goal of creating one million jobs in the region by 2018.

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