Category Manager Color Cosmetics Chalhoub Group Dubai

Category Manager in Color Cosmetics at Chalhoub Group based in the Unit GS, 075, Financial Center Rd, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE would look after Faces regionally and is responsible for defining and driving the “offer” and purchasing strategy for different product categories and brands. Candidate is also responsible for defining the action plan for the categories, merchandising, promotional activities, prices, and negotiations. This is a Senior level full time job. And salary can range between 15000-25000 AED/month.

Responsibilities of Category Manager

  • Develop the business plan of the category in line with the strategic objectives of Faces.
  • Formulate and communicate the category performance objectives and continuously monitor progress and alignment toward strategic objectives.
  • Negotiate annual commercial agreements and the commercialization of advertising spaces with the brands.
  • Takes ownership of gross margins & drives an optimal category mix to influence growth.
  • Benchmark current performance vs. the competition and the peer market.
  • Create different tools to improve the categories’ performance.
  • Handle the production of the annual calendar for the brands promotions, launches, etc.
  • Assess the requirements and coordinate with relevant internal/external stakeholders (Marketing, Visual Merchandising, Suppliers, Category Managers and Logistics)
  • Negotiate with suppliers for the stock returns (discontinued and slow movers)
  • Analyses and helps interpret trends pertaining to the market, competitors, customers & partners, and uses.
  • Assists in building a competitive assortment, keeping in mind market and competition trends.
  • Focus on core categories and new categories/ brands to work on a holistic assortment.
  • Works closely with internal functions like a supply chain for inventory management & managing the buying budget, marketing for the promotional calendar, sales operations for driving key initiatives/novelties and e-commerce team in ensuring that the assortment is in line with offline to drive omnichannel retailing.
  • Drives team to maximize additional income for the organization through initiatives like space selling. (animation)
  • Ensures that the commercial teams drive new launches, new categories or new brands/ initiatives successfully.

What you will do more

  • Addresses commercial escalations both internal and external.
  • Assortment and Lifecycle Management. (depending on defined KPIs)
  • Store Profitability.
  • Listing and De-Listing decisions.
  • Development, Sourcing, and Implementation of new Assortment Concepts, Trends, and Brands.
  • Competitive Benchmarking.
  • Supplier Management & Negotiations.
  • Purchasing Meetings and first-order responsibilities.
  • Limit (OTB) and Inventory (shared responsibility w/ supply chain)
  • COOP, JBP Negotiation.
  • Build and negotiate an activation plan for the Category.
  • Intersection cross-department to Marketing, E-Com, Finance, Logistics, Retail Teams.
  • Ongoing feedback and exchange with the Retail Team.

Requirements for Role of Category Manager

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, economics, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years in a commercial role within the retail sector or a leadership role within category management.
  • Offline Beauty Retail category management experience is a must, however online experience is a plus.

Skills And Knowledge Desired

  • Demonstrated expertise in P&L management, showcasing the ability to drive financial performance and operational efficiency.
  • Adaptable and passionate about color cosmetics market trends and brands.
  • Proficiency in managing stakeholders and fostering partnerships, with a track record of successful business development.

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