BeautyClick Categories Manager Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Categories Manager – Beauty

About BeautyClick: At BeautyClick, we have always believed in the importance of building a great team. Our brand is all set to transform the Beauty and Fashion market across Sub-Saharan Africa by driving a strong online community.

We have high aspirations for the future and acquiring the right talent is paramount. Our team is small but mighty. We have experienced great success to date based on our collective belief in the value of creating thoughtful experiences and the connection we have with our digital community.

We strive at being the most progressive ecommerce business in the beauty and fashion industry in Kenya.

Summary of overall Key roles & responsibilities:

  • Work with partner brands to enhance their product’s sales volume through product promotion and pricing
  • Enhance product’s profitability by reviewing the margins and mark-up and current prices in the industry.
  • Negotiate and re-negotiate supply terms and conditions and maintain good relationships with suppliers.
  • Perform regular customer surveys to gain insights on customer’s demand in the market and expand the existing categories in line with those insights.
  • Work with the warehouse and logistics team to ensure correct stocking levels both at minimum and maximum levels.
  • Work with partner brands to identify exit strategies for failed products.
  • Take a lead role in determining product positioning and forecasting product demand to maintain inventory sustainability.
  • Support the commercial manager to ensure the targets are met and the spend on either branding or promotion is cost efficient and within the set budget.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with key strategic partners including new and existing vendors, wholesalers etc.
  • Drive the onboarding of new categories & new products and follow through to ensure proper consistency in sales and customer traffic after onboarding.
  • Continuous analysis of the competitive environment in the beauty industry monitoring trends in the market and identifying/developing develop opportunities and counter threats of the market.

Behavioural competence

  • Understanding of consumer needs and the retail environment
  • A commercial mindset with full understanding of marketing and sales principles
  • Exceptional communication and negotiation skills
  • Analytical skills to effectively plan projects and ensure their proper execution.
  • Ability to deliver results under pressure

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate for this exciting role as categories manager should have proven experience as marketing manager, category manager, brand manager or a similar role preferably in an e-commerce or retail environment
  • Previous experience in category management is a plus.
  • You should have the ability to analyse key category metrics and develop accurate conclusions to support management decisions.
  • An understanding of the beauty industry, consumer insights and trends is a must
  • Experience working with key stakeholders in the beauty industry e.g suppliers, retailers etc
  • An analytical mind with strategic ability
  • Basic understanding of e-commerce KPIs and growth metrics

How to Apply

If you are interested, please send your CV and a cover letter to hrmaster@beautyclick.co.ke with the subject:_“Categories Manager”.

Applications close on 15th November 2021.

More information: https://beautyclick.co.ke

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