Trade Category ManagerJob reference n°: CIV0916
Sector: Distribution & FMCG - Côte d'ivoire - Western Africa
Adexen Recruitment Agency is mandated by a leading Multinational FMCG Group to recruit a Trade Category Manager for its operations in Cote D'ivoire.
The candidate will develop and implement customer/channel specific category plans based on category and shopper insights to grow market share within category.
The candidate will report directly to the Customer Marketing Manager/Director. This position is based in Cote D'ivoire.
- Focus category management on the target shopper within strategic framework as set in National Category Building Plan
- Execute brand standards(brand DNA) and support development and execution of channel specific brand standards
- Ensure product availability and visibility
- Execute category planning through developing quarterly and monthly category plans for assortment, shelf-layout, promotional strategy and price positions.
- Support the annual account Joint Business Planning process through data analysis and opportunity identification
- Provide support to account manager in monitoring and analysing retail margins and customer profitability
- Support new product introduction for listing
- Implement customer marketing plan activities
- Measure and review category performance
- Use and leverage account specific category and shopper insights
Qualifications et experience
- University level education and relevant trade category management experience is required.
- Should have about 3-5 years of experience is required. Experience in customer facing, account management and brand building is an added advantage.
- Should have experience in Implementing Customer/Channel Business Plan.
- Must have good Customer Management and Selling skills.
- Must have good Project and Change Management Skills.
- Must have strong negotiation skills.
- Application and Exploitation of Information Technology skills is essential
- 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.