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Category Manager - Cape Town, South Africa

  • Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Details

Job ID: #15499
Job Location Cape Town, South Africa
Company Type FMCG
Job Role Category Manager
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary Negotiable

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Middle Management
Years of Experience 4
Residence Location Cape Town, South Africa
Gender Not Specified
Nationality South African
Degree Relevant Degree/similar qualification in Food Preparation/Marketing/Consumer Science or commercial

Job Description

Cape Town, South Africa
  • Job Status: Open

Our client is looking for a Category Manager to join their team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Define and execute category strategy (defining the detail for the company direction for the various categories), accountable for Commercial, Product and Technical (3 year view – range analysis) .
• Margin accretive and growth targets.
• Budget – Setting & Achieving monthly commercial targets per category.
• CPA management and on time launch.
• Tracking new lines against forecast (Post Implementation Review) .
• Forecast and planning – input.
• Annual promotional plans.
• Management of price book & Gross Profit – including all new products.
• Stock management – executing the plan internally and with customer.
• Sales and category performance against annual plan and budget- understanding impacts and implementing corrective action where needed.
• Management of agreement of eliminations.
• Projection and management of marketing and promotional expenses and tallies.
• Management of funds where applicable.
• Management of debtors claims.
• Develop, lead and motivate a high performing team in the business.
• Achievement of targets and strategy.
• Living the core values.
• Engaged workforce.
• Talent and succession planning (input into KPA’s and growth plans) .
• Cross-functional alignment and team building.
• Clear and effective communication.

Key Skills
• Good communication skills both verbally and written.
• Displays a concern for business values and ethical standards.
• Passion for achieving excellence.
• Sets high personal standards, is focused and self-motivated.
• Ability to work in a high-pressured environment.

  • Job Role: Category Manager
  • Industry: Sales / Marketing / PR / Advertising
  • Salary: Negotiable

Required Skills

4 Years of Experience
• Relevant Degree/similar qualification in Food Preparation/Marketing/Consumer Science or commercial. .
• Experience leading a high performing team in a commercial environment.
• Experience within the FMCG industry essential.
• Understanding FMCG, wholesale and retail market dynamics.
• Knowledge of relevant regulatory systems, policies and legislation.
• Knowledge of food procedures, processes and requirements.
• Knowledge of category strategy formulation and category planning.
• Knowledge of commercial and financial trade-offs in category sales.

Additional Requirements


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