Category Manager

Location: Lagos

Salary: Negotiable

Our client, is a global FMCG company and are market leaders in the development and innovative manufacturing of a variety of food products within Nigeria and across Africa.

They are currently on an active look out for a suitable candidate as an experienced Category Brand Manager. He/she will be responsible for the product category while delivering category targets, managing full P & L and building all the brands varieties within the category.

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, this position will be focusing on the below:

  • Develop strategies for new or updated products that could improve their category’s overall performance and work with the marketing team; build partnerships in the industry to promote a category’s products while cutting costs and increasing product sales.
  • Analyze data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends while leading projects for innovations and new products development to deliver profitable projects/ new launches.
  • Responsible for the pricing and overall promotion of a product category to maximize consumer appeal. Relationships with vendors and product range management will also be part of your duties.
  • Liaise with marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category
  • Make forecasts for product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 5 – 8 years of relevant experience in similar role and industry (FMCG).
  • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles and must have a commercial mindset and full comprehension of marketing and sales principles.
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to relay and/or drive strategies to important senior stakeholders

Please send CV in WORD FORMAT to cv@fmcgsearch.com to apply, if you meet the requirements above.

Referrals are also welcomed. Thank you.

To apply, please send CV in WORD FORMAT to cv@fmcgsearch.com with subject as ‘Category Manager’, if you meet the requirements above. Referrals are also welcomed. Thank you

Job Location: Lagos

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