Head of Merchandising
freshket Office (Suthi Building)
About the Role
Participate in strategic direction and execution plan development for merchandise and category management and market positioning strategy, drive business strategy development that optimizes long-term success, focusing on maximizing sales and profits.
Set direction for selection of merchandise, pricing, sales promotion which are customer focused to achieve sales target and profit.
Review and respond to weekly trading results and competitor actions, ensuring price is competitive for our customers and profitable.
Develop plan for supplier relationship management including developing and fostering relationships with suppliers for long-term and mutual benefits, and achieve sustainable business continuity.
Forecast and manage my budgets effectively, always being cost conscious and Stock monitoring.
Work with Sales, Key Account Management, Logistic and Operations teams to deliver continuous improvements and great service levels.
Manage Fresh Food and Dry Food consignment sales to get the product in front of customers for new/existing products and new sales channels opportunity.
Coach and develop the team to deliver their performance and ensure a strong talent pipeline.
Develop and lead a high performing team, giving them the opportunities to be their best to achieve KPIs/OKRs and improve the category for customers.
Encourage the team to always update product knowledge, new items in market and trends so we always deliver a great shopping experience for customers to ensure my category is a great place to work and lead the viewpoint plan for the team
7-10 years of related work experience in Merchandising, Category and Buyer roles in Retail Business, FMCG and Food Industry would be preferable.
Strong process orientation and scalable solutions to complex problems.
Strong leadership skills and high resilience.
Negotiation, Supplier management, Stakeholder management, Data analysis and Leadership skill.
Category Management and Commercial Acumen as well as developing Category Strategy.
Experience in working cross functionally to deliver step change projects.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
How to apply
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You can apply through our website.
The team will review your application and contact back.
We conduct phone and online interviews to get to know you better.
We make an offer to the candidate who is the best fit.