Category Operations ManagerJob reference n°: CIV0914
Sector: Distribution & FMCG - Côte d'ivoire - Western Africa
Adexen Recruitment Agency is mandated by a leading Multinational FMCG Group to recruit a Category Operations Manager for its operations in Ivory Coast.
The candidate will provide support to Customer Marketing team by translating category strategies into executable plans to enhance dominance of the company’s brands at the point of purchase at reasonable cost. This should deliver the volume and turnover objectives of the business.
The candidate will report directly to the Customer Marketing Head.
This position is based in Ivory Coast
- Award contracts to artists and ensure safe (adherence to SHEQ standards), accurate (as per artwork and colour schemes) and timely completion of jobs
- Communicate promotions, track performance and review performance
- Place orders for point of sale materials and promo premiums with IP and agree delivery times
- Translate promo briefs into executable plans for implementation in the field
- Prepare or update merchandising data base for all point of sale materials deployed
- Do trade visits to inspect jobs, check deployment of POSMs and entrench customer focus
- Update the team on promotions as contribution to the activity planning meeting for S & OP
- Liaise with customer marketing manager and trade category managers to agree final artworks
- Brand vehicles, warehouses, outlets and strategic sites as per brand plans
- Track and regularly update the customer marketing head on the status of the entire CM budget
Qualifications et experience
- Candidate must have bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Purchasing, Social Science or the Sciences.
- Previous experience in this field will be an advantage.
- Must have good selling essentials and negotiation skills.
- Must have good analytical and numeracy skills.
- Must have good communication skills.
- Must be assertive.
- Must have good leadership skills.
What is on offer
If your experience, personal characteristics and qualifications meet the position specifications and your personal objectives are to seek such a challenge, then we would like to hear from you with details of your current earnings, up to date CV and explanation as to why your achievements to date fit you for consideration.