Category Manager - Sports | Nike

Category Manager - Sports | Nike

GMG Group
5-7 years
Not Specified

Job Description



About GMG
GMG is a global well-being company retailing, distributing and manufacturing a portfolio of leading international and home-grown brands across sport, food and health sectors. Its vision is to inspire people to win in ways that make the world better. Today, GMG's investments span across four key verticals: GMG Sports, GMG Food, GMG Health, and GMG Consumer Goods. Under the ownership and management of the Baker family, it has become a leading global company, affiliated with the world's most successful and respected brands in the well-being sector. Working across the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia, GMG has introduced more than 120 brands into its markets.
Job Summary

The role holder will be responsible to grow brand/category market share through provision of an effective and innovative product portfolio within the right price and quality in order to drive sales. The role is responsible for contributing to Business Unit's overall brand/category strategy, as well as partnering and maintaining key relationships with principals for brands/categories managed and maximizes sales and profitability.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Drive sales from the assigned brand/category by developing comprehensive business plans.
  • Studies trends from historical data around brand/category sales and market research to assist in the overall planning process.
  • Manages consumer mapping, and is responsible for brand/category consumer segmentation and differentiation.
  • Ensures optimum utilization of customer research information to guide brand/category management decisions, including decisions on the introduction of new products, product assortment, promotion and pricing of products in the store.
  • Collaborates with Retail operations to understand consumer trends, sales figures, etc. to further formulate the business plan for the brand/category.
  • Ensures access to market intelligence through various sources on competition pricing and business and analysis of trends which may impact the Business Unit.
  • Monitors and analyses business performance by brand/category sales, sell-out, gross margin and turnover and translates insights into key selling points, or category opportunities.
  • Manages and tracks brand/category sales planning and forecasting processes.
  • Ensures effective in season management for the given brand/category of products (stock balancing, markdown management, stock analysis, stock vs sales performance).
  • Leads and oversees the buying requirements and formulates buying plan and budget for the brand/category and ensures proper monitoring of orders based on the buying plan and follow-ups on merchandise delivery as per the plan.
  • Manages the relationship and liaises with principals/supplies on matters relating to price negotiations, product launches, marketing campaigns, forthcoming offerings and events.
  • Coordinates regular meetings with Area Managers/Store Managers to share insights arising from market dynamics and brand/category performance.
  • Collaborates with the visual merchandising function to provide brand/category guidelines and implementations of the same in all retail outlets.
  • Collaborates with the retail marketing function, to ensure maximum visibility of their category through retail marketing.
  • Analyses sales related data for products within the brand/category portfolio and provides insights into enhancing potential sales opportunities.
  • Works with the Human Resource department to coordinate training related to products and customer service, to ensure personnel knowledge of key product features and benefits across the stores.
  • Analyses sales related data for products within the brand/category portfolio and provides insights into enhancing potential sales opportunities.
  • Ensures development and reporting of the category review reports on quarterly basis.

People Management:
  • Defines goals and key performance indicators for each member of the team and ensures effective implementation of the GMG's performance management process.
  • Develops talent within the team by providing guidance, mentoring and coaching to achieve the defined goals.
  • Drives a culture of feedback and coaching in the Business Unit by providing feedback on an ongoing basis, identifying development needs and coaching the employees on the areas of improvement.

Educational Qualifications & Certificates
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Management/ Marketing or equivalent
  • Master's degree in Buying and Merchandising

Experience
  • A minimum of 5 - 7 years of relevant experience with at least 4 years in managing brand/category of products

Skills

Language Skills
  • Written and spoken English is essential, Arabic is preferred

Additional skills
  • Product/category/brand knowledge
  • Industry Knowledge
  • MS Office and tools
  • Analytical skills


Job Details

About GMG Group

GMG is a global well-being company retailing, distributing and manufacturing a portfolio of leading international and home-grown brands across sport, food and health sectors.

Job Source : careers.gmg.com

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