Category Manager – Tuskys Fresh at Tuskys

On Friday, May 15th, 2015
Tuskys is the leading retailer in Kenya with presence in Uganda. It is known for its innovation, market leadership in introduction of new
and excellent concepts; some of the innovations by Tuskys include, in-house baking, deli, milk on tap and cooking oil on tap. 
Tuskys operates on the tag line “HEALTHY LIVING”, encompassing wholesome health of the individual. 
The company has completed formulation of its strategic plan for the period 2015-2019. 
Some positions have arisen out of the new strategic direction.
 

Report to: Head of Fresh.
The category manager is supposed to be an in-store expert in the merchandising, pricing, management, and sales of a certain group or type of products and should also contribute to the profitability of the store by increasing the category sales, and improving inventory turnover within the category.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Achieve the budgeted growth in category sales
  • Responsible for managing inventory and for effectively planning and forecasting in order to maximize the profitability of the inventory flow.
  • Balancing projected forecasts and actual sales, create trend forecasts and implement sales plans.
  • Responsible for setting competitive pricing points, and adjusting the pricing to increase sales and clear out stagnant items from inventory.
  • Often work closely with buyers to expand successful product lines, and implement successful exit strategies for unsuccessful ones.
  • Responsible in creating marketing success formula – the right products at the right time for the right price.
  • Must maintain a positive and productive vendor relationship which directly affects the in-store pricing and marketing of the products within a category.
  • Responsible in pricing, shelving, marketing and promotions of the category’s products in order to make them as visible, accessible, and appealing to customers as possible.
Professional Qualifications, Job experience & Skills requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in business management.
  • Must have strong background with merchandising and vendor relationships specifically in food and clothing.
  • Experience in FCMG and or Fresh sales is an added advantage
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications including detailed CVS to Human Resource Manager on email [email protected] before 30th May 2015

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