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Category Planning Director

Job Title: Category Planning Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HT19919_1599816007
Contact Name: Choo Hui Ting
Contact Email: hchoo@profileasia.com
Job Published: September 11, 2020 17:20

Job Description

Our client is a mature and recognised Retail Consumer Business in Singapore. They are market leaders in the development and innovative management of a variety of products & services. The company has a significant presence in Asia in terms of its reputable market position in developing high-quality consumer and retail management capabilities and takes pride in ensuring optimized end-to-end supply chain and procurement management to achieve maximized customer satisfaction.

They are currently on an active lookout for a suitable candidate as an experienced Category Planning Director (Retail Management). He/she will be the senior point of contact in terms of ensuring optimized category management and product planning, supply chain management as well as optimal supplier management to ensure on-time distribution/delivery processes, including demands in-stores as well as that on the e-commerce online buying platform.

Reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer, this position will be focussing on the below:

  • Lead a team of experienced category managers to optimise Group strategic sourcing and retail grocery categories
  • Spearhead related category performance and product assortment reviews to achieve maximum market share and product profitability
  • Proactively work with the Sales & Marketing team to continuously make happen maximum customer influx into the stores by means of strategic merchandising and procurement workflow redesigns, where applicable
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain team to ensure effective replenishment and healthy stock-holding inventory levels, including that of the e-commerce procurement operations
  • Actively involved in monitoring and improving multiple supplier performances, including required category management training


Candidate Profile
Singapore * Permanent

  • Bachelor's Degree with at least 12 - 15 years of relevant experience in end-to-end Supply Chain and Procurement Management role in a complex Retail Management environment
  • Acquired experiences in big team management responsibilities
  • Proven track record in strategic category planning skills, with an acquired solution-oriented mindset to deal with a complex range of food and other in-store products
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills to relay and/or drive process improvements to important senior stakeholders
  • Good change management skills to identify and streamline existing operational processes in line with business growth and joint ventures
  • Good understanding of SAP and equivalent ERP system is highly preferred

 

Singapore Employment Agency Licence No: 16S8069

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