Category Manager Jobs in Kenya

Category Manager Jobs in Kenya

  • The role holder is also responsible for assisting with selection and examining products that get to store shelves, in catalogues, and online.


  • 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

  • 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 the business.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Communicate with Sales Development frequently to better understand the needs of the Client.

  • Develop database of key trends in consumer retail.

  • Communicate with relevant stakeholders to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the sourcing function.

  • 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 the client’s corporate policies and relevant.

    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.

  • Talent in negotiations and networking.

  • Strong people management skills.

  • Strong business communication and presentation skills.

  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers.

  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data.

  • Strong leadership capabilities.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Category Manager Jobs in Kenya

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