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Ref: MP564-566

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are building digital journeys for our various brands through website, mobile applications and omni-channel touch points. The E-Commerce Category Manager is responsible for creating product portfolio strategies for these channels thereby driving P&L targets for the respective brand/ category. The Category Manager is part of a mid-management, young, nimble team that works with a start-up mindset within a well-established organization.

KPI’s you will deliver:
• Revenue & Margin
• Pricing & Promotions
• Inventory turn & lifecycle
• Full price contribution to sales
• NPS

What you’ll do:

Strategy:
• Build, plan and implement the overall product strategy for each of the brands in our portfolio
• Prepare and manage category budgets in line with overall Annual Operating Plans
• Manage and refine the Group’s digital assets – websites, mobile apps - across multiple brands and geographies
• Continuously review changes in the market, consumer trends, competitor activities and adjust business plans as necessary
• Plan and implement long term strategies for product categories
• Design exit strategies for unsuccessful products
• Enable content and catalogue creation for all product categories
• Collaborate with marketing and website merchandising teams to drive pricing, promotion calendars
• Conduct market research and implement best practices

Daily Operations:
• Drive daily sales targets
• Drive pricing and promotions calendars
• Manage supplier relations
• Liase with engineering, category managers and website merchandising team to execute the daily/ weekly merchandising calendar
• Create OTBs and ensure fill rates in line with plans
• Identify cross-selling and upselling opportunities

Analytics
• Be the voice of the customer internally – share insights on navigation behaviour, product & service appeal
• Understand needs - even those that the customers themselves may not realize
• Stay on top of changing trends and strategic priorities through in-depth data analysis to predict customer behaviour

Requirements

• Strong understanding of technology and business
• Previous work experience as Category Manager preferably in an E-Commerce organisation/ department
• In depth knowledge of category, merchandising and sales operations & processes
• Cross functional collaboration
• Ability to translate strategies into execution plans and take them to completion
• Highly analytical
• Excellent verbal and written communication with interpersonal skills
• Strong bias for Action
• Educational background – NIFT post graduate/ MBA
• Prefer candidates from e-commerce backgrounds

About the Company

PARKER CONNECT is the fastest growing Management Consultancy in the Middle East. We provide world class services such as Executive Search and Consultancy through our centrally located office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Ever since starting operations, the organization has witnessed rapid growth purely achieved through firm business relations and quality service delivery. Our market knowledge in the region put together with quality consultants and excellent infrastructure has enabled us to build a strong portfolio of clients which include MNC’s and local firms.

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