About Your JobThis is an exciting opportunity to join a world class duty free company.
As Category Manager Confectionery, the overall responsibility is to define and deliver category management strategy for food and confectionery products for Qatar Duty Free.
You will be responsible for driving sales and profitability with a commercial approach in areas such as buying and merchandising, forecast and replenishment, vendor & brand management, pricing, promotions and marketing relevant to travellers of diverse nationalities in Hamad International Airport.
You should foster strategic brand partnerships to deliver continuous growth and innovation of the category.
Key Accountabilities :
About You To be successful in this role you will hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business / Purchasing or equivalent.
You should have minimum 8 years’ experience in managing high performance procurement in travel retail industry, preferably in a strategic setting in a large size organization.
You must have experience in food and confectionery category management including buying and merchandising.
You must have proven track record in the ability to manage sales, margin and stock.
Direct hands-on experience in SAP, Oracle / Navision or other similar programs is highly preferred.
You must have strong analytical skills and negotiation skills along with excellent written and spoken communication skills.
You should have specialist knowledge of sourcing, buying, product development and stock management principles and best practices.
Customer and product knowledge of processes and practices to research, understand and evaluate customer needs, market trends and analysis.
Knowledge in Retail industry is preferred and in Travel Retail is a distinct advantage.