FMCG Category Manager

Department: Procurement / Commercial Employment Type: Full Time Contract
REF ID: #171

Job Descriptions:

  • To manage the development of assigned FMCG category for Al Meera, ensuring a range of suppliers and services that delight the customer whilst maximizing sales and profit for the Company.  
  • Develop the categories range through consistent analysis of the sales trends, expected margin and margin obtained. Understand the trends in both season and customer expectation through insight using the category review process 
  • Identify potential suppliers and keeping a healthy dialogue open with those able to deliver the quantity, quality and professionalism desired. 
  • Analyze the monthly result of the categories sales and realized margin and react to trends on performance 
  • Track availability on key lines and striving for 100% availability of those most frequently purchased by customers 
  • Replenish goods in the warehouse and stores through liaison with the supply team 
  • Make sales projections, giving feedback to the Manager - FMCG on any variances 
  • Contribute to the development of space and appropriate range in new store design, work with the operations merchandising team to define what good looks like 
  • Negotiate and review supplier contracts on an annual basis as per defined process 
  • Work with the Operations’ Merchandising team to define expected merchandising standards and ensure that a clear what good looks like is understood and implemented consistently 
  • Work with the operations team to improve store execution of the FMCG vision and through store visits with Area Management 
  • Coach and mentor all team members, especially direct reports for performance and work closely with them during the various stages of the performance cycle (goal setting, performance evaluations etc.) 
  • Perform all other duties as delegated by the Manager - FMCG, or as per business requirement


  • Bachelor’s degree in any field desirable, although not mandatory given relevant previous retail experience 


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a quality retail organization 
  • Team management experience in a high performing team 


  • Attention to detail and highly numerate 
  • Team player and team leader skills well developed 
  • Passionate about food, ideally an eclectic taste in cuisine 
  • Customer centric, able to understand and gain insights on customer’s needs 
  • Strong drive for achievement with an assertive nature 
  • Good communicator and influencer, able to liaise with more senior people 
  • Analytical and action orientated