Category Manager Vacancy Available in Al Daajan Holding, Jobs in Ar Rass, Al Qasim, Saudi Arabia

Full Time

Website Al Daajan Holding

Manufacturing

Urgent Hiring…

Dear Connections,

We are looking for “Category Manager”, to be hired on urgent basis in Qassim region.

Role Details – Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Develops the yearly Business Development Budget for each Product Category SBU.
  • Oversees the yearly Business Development Plan for each SBU.
  • Monitors and follows-up on the Business Development Plan on a quarterly basis by reviewing the monthly Business Development Plan Status Reports and ensuring the Plan is being followed.
  • Analyses data and insights to determine industry and consumer trends.
  • Develops corrective action plans and exit strategies for unsuccessful products when needed to.
  • Liaises with the Marketing Department to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category.
  • Collaborate with buyers and merchandisers to expand product categories and determines the positioning of a product category to maximize visibility.
  • Reviews the performance of a Brand Audit over each SBU on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintains monthly meetings in coordination with the Marketing and Branding Director in order to update the Sales and Operations Directors about each of the relevant SBU’s related undergoing activities.
  • Reviews and updates the Customer Value Proposition or “CVP” and ensures that a Product Comparison Research is conducted based on the CVP, for each of the existing products of the relevant SBU.
  • Develops CVP for each new product of the relevant SBU and ensures that a Product Comparison Research is properly conducted.
  • Develops the Pricing Strategies based on the Product Comparison Report and CVP, for both the existing products and the new products of the relevant SBU.
  • Studies, analyses, and chooses the most effective of the different pricing strategies for each product whether existing or new, to meet its intended strategic objective.
  • Reviews the Pricing Analysis Report highlighting on the pricing options that would most probably satisfy customers thus increasing profits.
  • Ensures that appropriate orders have been placed to ensure product availability meets consumer demand.
  • Calculate forecasts for product demand trends.
  • Conducts well-tailored training programs on a regular basis, to ensure that the employees under their supervision attend and receive skills and knowledge that are up to date on the available skills, career progression, and Business Development Unit needs.
  • Oversees performance reviews and employee assessments and ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work, ensuring the latter is carried out in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Ensures legal compliance with all relevant laws and regulations of the Kingdom and all relevant guidelines with regards to Business Development activities.
  • Ensures the safeguarding of sensitive or confidential data and documents related to the Business Development Unit or required documents for reporting and analyses for each SBU on time.
  • Assesses staffing needs and reviews the Manpower Plan with the Business Development Director.
  • Reviews reports on exit interviews and grievances relating to employees that have left the unit and implements appropriate remedial measures.
  • Provides support, oversight, and direction over the Business Development Unit.
  • Promotes a better working environment and culture.
  • Performs any additional tasks as deemed necessary and when requested by the Business Development Director, the President, the Board, or the Committees.

Qualifications, Experience, and Skills

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Business Administration, Product Management, Sales or related field
  • MS in Marketing, Advertising, Management, or relevant higher-level degrees such as an MBA or related field
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is a must

Experience:

  • 12 years’ relevant experience in relevant functions (i.e. Marketing, Branding, Digital Media, Business Development; Operations, etc.)
  • 3+ years’ experience in a managerial position
  • Experience in relevant industry (i.e. confectionery, retail and supermarket, real estate and construction, etc.)
  • Experience in the KSA or GCC;
  • A diversified professional experience in related fields is a plus.

Skills:

  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent leadership and teamwork skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills;
  • Excellent multitasking ability
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Excellent sense of ethics
  • Excellent brainstorming skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent budget management skills and proficiency
  • Excellent knowledge of marketing, sales operations
  • Excellent knowledge category management and product development
  • Excellent forecasting skills for product demand trends
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with the latest trends, technologies, and methodologies related to business development; and
  • Excellent knowledge of the e-Commerce Law as well as all relevant laws and regulations of the Kingdom.

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