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24/11 Hiral Vyas
RMS SPOC at Infiniti Retail Ltd.

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Croma - Category Manager - Small Appliances - Audio (10-15 yrs)

Mumbai Job Code: 1185065

Category Manager (Small Appliances - Audio)

Skills and Education Requirements :

The incumbent is required to have :

- Minimum 10 years' experience as a Buyer in a retail (CDIT) or commercial environment.

- Educational Qualification: Post Graduate/MBA

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

- Strong negotiation skills.

- Accurate numerical and analytical skills.

- Strong analytical ability and ability to synthesizing information into actionable objectives, planning and outcomes.

- Good fundamental understanding of analytical & communication tools.

- Ability to generate and present actionable recommendations to a diverse range of stakeholders.

- Capable of managing and executing complex project management tasks.

- Data-driven thinking.

- Highly creative and innovative approach.

- Strong collaborative & growth mindset.

- Strong People management skills.

Key Responsibilities :

- Buy, range and manage the category based on the demands and expectations of our customers.

- Develop the category strategy (business plan) annually and review quarterly.

- Prepare the annual category budget with Finance Input.

- Ensure fair, consistent and competitive pricing on all merchandise.

- Achieve category Sales and Gross Profit Budgets.

- Monthly reporting and ad hoc reviews of category financial performance.

- Analysis and monitoring of market activities for threats and opportunities.

- Identify and source new products and suppliers from both India and overseas, also consolidate the number of suppliers for existing products where commercially appropriate.

- Evaluate products to be ranged and deleted.

- Negotiate and set up buyer contract and negotiate promotional plans and rebates with suppliers

- Ensure all deadlines are met for the category in all areas.

- Manage the launch of new products into the market to ensure first to market for all critical new lines.

- Work with the assistant buyer to develop item level and promotional forecasting.

- Update and adjust store and promotional models.

- Respond to customer complaints regarding category products.

- Prepare advertising submissions and attend relevant meetings to brief advertising agency.

- Check advertised offers to ensure adequate stock to cover promotional demand.

- Analyze effectiveness of promotions.

- Ensure Buying process and policies are implemented with regards to pricing, recalling of stock, advertising and introduction on new lines.

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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