The company is an established organization in the Manufacturing industry here in Uganda, with operations in Kenya and Zambia.
Job Title: Head Category Management
Duty station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief
Commercial Officer (CCO)
This role is focused on the 'what' and
the 'why' of the MPL products. Close working relationships will need to be forged
with the MPL teams to ensure the right range of products for their varied
retail customers and consumers is readily available so as to grow the market
share and bring new products to the market.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Champion competitive behaviour & -mindset
throughout the business and translate it into marketing activities to grow
Category Managers to deliver great growth plans and lead the development and
delivery of plans with key markets and customers built around compelling
insights, robust plans and flawless execution.
new way of working for the channel in terms of planning, execution and
connections across markets.
manage an execution powerhouse with the support of local countries that drives
for difference in every action taken.
community that extends beyond Customer Development who collectively aim to
delight shoppers in the channel through passion, brilliance, insight and
lead and execute category plans, strategies and frameworks, including market
approaches, procurement analysis, supplier development, contract management,
performance reporting and evaluation, to optimise value for money outcomes and
meet stakeholder needs and expectations.
markets and supply arrangements by analysing market
trends, dynamics and opportunities, to inform market strategies and procurement
decisions and ensure procurement arrangements meet business needs.
Establish and maintain value-based stakeholder and strategic
supplier relationships to ensure that category strategies meet business needs,
enhance stakeholder engagement to challenge and motivate providers to optimise
Establish performance standards and evaluation processes
to assess and report on procurement activity in terms of progress, results,
customer satisfaction, value and cost.
Product tracking on quality of top sellers versus brand
performance standards and quality benchmarks and identify any issues and/or
ideal candidate must hold Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,
International Business Administration or a business-related field.
of professional qualification in Marketing.
in business Administration or related field.
- 5- 8
years of experience in Category Management or similar role with a proven
analytic track record.
working with complex data across multiple sources to develop actionable
insights and strategic recommendations.
to organize and present data in a business case format.