Category Manager Grocery job at Flexi Personnel Limited
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Vacancy title:
Category Manager Grocery

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Flexi Personnel Limited

Deadline of this Job:
23 October 2021  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

Position: Category Manager Grocery
Location: Uganda
Our client, the largest franchisee of French giant group CARREFOUR owned and operated by MAJID AL FUTTAIM in Uganda is looking for a Category Manager Grocery. The middle East based group is currently operating more than 375 Carrefour Stores in 17 countries with more than 37000 employees

Duties and Responsibilities
Sourcing Strategy
• Implement effective strategies for sourcing goods and maintaining desired stock levels
• Research and review new products to meet company's goals
• Prepare and review purchase details of orders and deliveries
• Research and suggest new suppliers with long-term cost savings or quality improvement
• Implement methods to reduce shortages and overstocking through analysis of data and prepare control strategies

Tender and Negotiation
• Engage in souring the best quality products for competitive prices aligned with the organizations objectives
• Manage the issuances of tenders and RFQs to the market in coordination with the relevant business users within MAF Retail
• Implement negotiation strategies to secure profitable deals
• Stay abreast of shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
• Develop a cost scenario analysis, and benchmarking for the sourcing function when required

Vendor Relationships
• Identify profitable suppliers and initiate partnerships
• Cultivate relationships with existing and future suppliers
• Develop and provide inputs on the risk evaluation of existing and future supply contracts
• Identify trustworthy vendors and suppliers to develop future partnerships with
• Utilize network to expand supplier base and attend trade shows to identify new product trends and potential suppliers

Sourcing Optimization
• Develop reports on key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
• Control spending and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

Quality Control
• Follow all required policies and procedures related to quality assurance of sourced items
• Ensure regular supplier audits are implemented
• Oversee communication with suppliers on quality related issues and propose areas for improvement to ensure best quality products
• Report any action that might interfere with the proper functioning of the company

Coordination with Internal Stakeholders
• Communicate with Sales Development frequently to better understand the needs of MAF Retail
• Develop database of key trends in consumer retail
• Communicate with relevant stakeholders to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the sourcing function
• Procedures

Human Capital Responsibilities
• Assist with the implementation of the performance management process by setting objectives, monitoring performance, and provide constructive feedback and provide inputs to senior management
• Provide mentorship for the purpose of developing a continuous talent pipeline for key roles
• Provide inputs on training needs and coordinate with the HC department to ensure facilitation of training requirements
• Develop and implement on the job-training for the team
• Provide inputs for the development of annual manpower plan
• Ensure the implementation of MAF Retail’s corporate policies and relevant procedures

Definition of Success
• Purchases as a percent of sales
• Number of suppliers
• Procurement ROI
• Supplier quality rating
• Inventory turnover ratio

Minimum Qualifications/education
• Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Business Administration
• 5+ years of experience in a similar role
• 2+ years in retail

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
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Deadline for application: 23rd October 2021
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Job Info
Job Category: Management
Job Type: Full-Time
Deadline of this Job: 23 October 2021
Duty Station: Kampala
Posted: 14-10-2021
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-10-2021
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-10-2065
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