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Required Category Manager in Kuwait

Required Category Manager in Kuwait

Job Description:

A leading retail group based in Kuwait is currently seeking a Buyer, who will be accountable for optimising sales for their Cosmetics category. You will be responsible for driving the pricing, visual merchandise and marketing promotions within this category.

Key Responsibilities:

* Define and implement the category strategy and plans based on department/company initiatives, consumer and market trends
* Lead, motivate and direct a team of buyers whilst delivering business results across all metrics
* Contribute to the profitability of the category by increasing the volume of well performing products and improving speed of inventory turnover
* Assist with the ordering, pricing and in store organisation of products
* Maintain relationships with suppliers
* Ensure the right selection, availability and acquisition of products
* Negotiate pricing, delivery and payment terms with vendors
* Ensure successful marketing of the product line through effective pricing and availability
* Managing inventory to maximise the profitability of inventory flow through effective planning and forecasting
* Working in partnership with retail and marketing teams to ensure effective marketing of products
* Reviewing performance of the category and department financials
* Frequent attendance at trade shows
* Manage and lead the category department
* Training and developing of team members

Skills & Experience:

* Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
* Prior experience within a category management/ senior buying position
* Experience of managing high performance procurement in preferably in the cosmetics industry.
* Proven track record of managing stock
* Experience using Oracle/Navision management inventory
* Strong analytical skills and negotiation
* Excellent communication skills
* Knowledge of sourcing, buying, product development and stock management
* Project management skills
* Leadership skills

SR Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Requirements
Skills & Experience:

* Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
* Prior experience within a category management/ senior buying position
* Experience of managing high performance procurement in preferably in the cosmetics industry.
* Proven track record of managing stock
* Experience using Oracle/Navision management inventory
* Strong analytical skills and negotiation
* Excellent communication skills
* Knowledge of sourcing, buying, product development and stock management
* Project management skills
* Leadership skills

About the Company:

Carter Murray is a specialist recruitment consultancy specialising in the placement of marketing professionals into professional services firms, the financial services sector, multi-national corporations and global brands from our offices in London, Dubai and Sydney. Carter Murray is a member of The SR Group, a specialist global recruitment consultancy founded in 1987, operating in the niche markets of Taxation, Legal, HR and Marketing recruitment. From the worlds largest companies to small owner-managed businesses, we recruit at all levels for a complete cross-section of clients. Our clients include the full range of UK and international professional services firms and financial services companies. We recognise that they expect an exceptional level of service and a real knowledge of todays highly specialised market.Each of our consultants personally manages their own clients and specialises in specific areas of this key marketplace. We take the time to really understand both parties needs and provide focused and consistent advice.

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