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Category Manager at Ruff n Tumble

Ruff n Tumble is Nigerian’s Leading Clothing Brand for Cool teens and Kids with an international appeal. At Ruffntumble, we design, produce and retail clothing for boys and girls from new born to sixteen -year olds (0-16 yrs). Our style is trending with pieces that allow the young dynamic Nigerian to express their personal style.

Category Manager

Location: Lagos

Department:                  Buying and Merchandising

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Merchandising and Inter-Stores Movement Consolidation
  • Actively lead, mentor, and develop the Category Managers to take on initiatives, execute, and actively impact revenue
  • Supervise, manage, and direct category managers, analysts, and support personnel for designated categories
  • Lead the Categories in achieving the sales objectives for the business as set in the current business year.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive assortment strategy that’s optimized for company objectives and growth opportunities identified at category level
  • Collaborate with Brands & Marketing in Planning sales campaign for every cycle and events such as End of Year sales, Summer Sales, etc.
  • Set up, manage, and enhance Merchandise Pricing Systems
  • Ensure achievement of agreed return on investment (ROI) for each Category.
  • Providing direction for the team through leadership, objective setting, motivation, clear communication and people management.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders across product, account management, marketplace integrity, marketing, and growth to accelerate execution
  • Create and implement new initiatives for all categories to increase sales and margins
  • Responsible for merchandise allocation, distribution and replenishment to stores
  • Manages day-to-day operations leads and supply chain management for categories through Strategic Procurement
  • Responsible for Merchandise/Product Life Cycle Planning and Execution. This would be from ideation till the product is discontinued
  • Attend industry events to acquire up-to-date market and product information and sales trends to ensure appropriate sales, marketing and procurement strategy.
  • Evaluate the marketplace and analyze industry trends and competitive landscape; evaluate opportunities and constructed products applicable to market needs.
  • Responsible for Store Visitation Merchandise Assessment Audit
  • Regular visit to stores to keep abreast with merchandise gaps

Requirements

  • First degree in  statistics, or any related field. You should have gained 5 years of work experience in a retail company.
  • You are a strategic commercial thinker with impressive analytical skills and critical mindset. You have strong technical skills in Excel. Knowledge in SQL or other programming languages is a strong plus
  • You should have a good understanding of the main P&L lines in an ecommerce – retailing environment
  • You should have great communication skills and can drive projects with different teams across the organization
  • You are business-fluent in English
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Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: recruitment@ruffntumblekids.com using the position as subject of email.

deadline: 28th Feb 2022

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