Category Manager

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What We Can Offer

13th month salary bonus, KPI bonus
Healthcare Insurance for you and dependents
Training opportunities

Job Description

To be responsible for the delivery of the merchandise strategy for specific Merchandise Departments, ensuring that sales, profit and income generation targets are met.
1) Sales Generation
• Generate sales by ensuring that the Guardian’s target customers are provided with the products and services that they want.
• Seek innovative products sourced throughout the world to provide newness and interest in the Guardian’s offer.
• Develop in liaison with the marketing department attractive and interesting promotional events which follow pre agreed selling plan.
• Work closely with retail and sales management to ensure that store layouts, promotions and display techniques are effective in maximizing sales and profit from the specific merchandise categories.
• Keep abreast of retail environment by paying regular visits to stores and competitors and take appropriate action to ensure competitive advantage is maintained.
• Develop cataloguing matrix to ensure that varying customer needs are satisfied in different localities.
2) Profit Generation
• Establish and maintain effective margin and price controls which maximize business profits whilst delivering a good value offer to the customer.
• Negotiate and work with vendors to build mutually beneficial relationships to ensure long term strategic partnership, leading to lower costs and higher margin.
• Maximize profit by utilizing category management techniques to manage assortments, pricing and promotion.
3) Stock Control
• Manage stock levels and mark-downs to ensure that product availability is high yet ensure that cash flow is maximized by controlling stock levels in both warehouse and stores within set targets.
• Establish and maintain effective SKU control.
4) Systems and People
• Actively exploit benefits of new merchandise management system ensuring sales, profit and costs are effectively managed.
• Develop and train subordinates ensuring that they are customer and product focused.
• Manage performance through the setting and reviewing of individuals’ performance.
• Build an effective and open working relationship both within the Merchandise Department and with other Departments.
• Assert a high level of administrative control to ensure the smooth running of the specific Merchandise Departments.
5) Dimensions
• Important quantitative items which best describe the scope of your job
(eg sales volume, budgetary responsibility, number of subordinates).
• Budgeted sales, profit, income and stock levels.
6) Decision-Making Authority
• Buying for responsible categories.
• Vendor negotiations on margin, promotions and listings.
• Retail pricing
• In-store display for relevant categories.
Major Problems/Challenges
• The successful implementation and use of new merchandise system.
• Understanding Category Management approach to Buying.
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Job Requirements

• University Graduate (Economics/ Pharmacy/ Business Administration background)
• +4 years FMCG/ Retail experience (knowledge of Beauty and Healthcare is a plus)
• Energetic and action orientated
• Negotiation skills.
• Influencing skills
• Analytical
• Customer centered
• Open to change
• Well planned and Forecasting.

Job Locations

346 Bến Vân Đồn, phường 1, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I.General Information:
-Company: Pan Asia Trading And Investment One Member Company Limited
-Address: 1/F Gold View Building, 346 Ben Van Don St., Ward 1, District 4, HCMC

II.Company Introduction:
-Guardian is committed to bringing customers a wide variety of genuine and high quality products from leading manufacturers in Vietnam and around the world. Our main categories include facial care, cosmetics, skincare, personal care, health care and pharmacy products at selected stores. We are also famous for a wide range of private label products which are loved by millions of consumers in Asia. Our offer is tailor made to help you live a more healthy and beautiful life. In addition, our well-trained and friendly staff and modern store concept will enhance customers shopping experience to the next level.
-Our first store in Viet Nam was opened in September 2011 and as of October 2018 we have more than 100 stores in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Vung Tau, Bien Hoa and Ha Noi. We are continuously expanding our network in Vietnam to make it more convenient for customers.

•Pioneers in Asian Retail
-Customers: Are our reason for being
-Innovation: Drives our growth
-Our People: Make us different
-Teamwork: Gives us our competitive edge
-Sustainable: Results reinforce everything we do
-Integrity: Is at the heart of the way we do business

•Bringing to Asian Consumers the Benefits of Modern Retail

V.Why work with us?
-More than a retail group, we are a big family.

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1/F Gold View Building, 346 Ben Van Don St., Ward 1, Dist. 4, HCMC
500-999 staffs
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