Category Manager - Duty Free

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13 Apr 2012
11 May 2012
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB PURPOSE: To manage category purchasing functions at Qatar Duty Free Company ensuring that sufficient stocks are available at all times to satisfy the projected sales growth. Investigate new product opportunities and present range proposals. Analyze in depth correct performance with a view to focusing the range and maximizing profitability for the company. Responsibility for margin and cost of sale related expenditure. Specific category responsibility to be advised VP on an ongoing basis.   Responsibilities:
  • Full product range development, evaluation & space analysis
  • Strategic positioning of departments leading to NDIA
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Successfully fulfill agreed business plan objectives
  • Targeted margin achieved, MIMO plan - promotional, marketing, sales generation, profitability & new opportunities
  • Reduce the stock holding by %
  • Increases the sales & overall margin
  • Increase the support from suppliers¬†
  • Proven track record in large & fast moving travel related retail environment
  • Must have been in the capacity of senior buyer to strategic business unit
  • Project management experience - if certification like PMP is an added advantage
  • Experience in Hotels, airports, sea port, high end stores is preferred
  • At least 3-5 yrs of managing team experience with 20-25 as span of control
  • Knowledge of Oracle, torrex, Navision system an advantage or any retail based systems