Category Manager – Freight

  • Listed: March 17, 2019 10:17 am
  • Company Name: Black Pearl Consult
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary Package: Negotiable
  • Required Experience: 2-5 Years
  • Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree
  • Emirates: Dubai
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
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Our client is a well-known 3PL company based in Dubai and they are searching for a Category Manager – Freight.
Your responsibilities would include:

Develop, track, and execute sourcing strategies for assigned categories
Analyzes specific product lines, product assortment, sourcing options, profitability and market trends to identify the cost savings and profitability
Manage Supplier relationships and resolve any supply issues for product procured from global and domestic locations.
Assist Client’s Team with key vendor activities and functions. Conduct business reviews with client or company’s vendors for various categories and operating divisions.
Negotiate supply agreements to secure the highest quality goods and the right value based on market changes, supply chain movement, and various product offerings.
Develops and communicate changes and updates of the Supplier Agreement to different entities involved with the Category Management
Responsible to secure new items to be sold to customers at the direction of Freight Manager & Managing Director
Prepare Category sourcing profiles that includes spend, pricing, locations and supplier mix to help identify the cost saving opportunities. Lead and/or support multiple cost reduction projects
Develops business cases; for major cost reduction projects by taking inputs from pricing, logistics and customer teams
Verify the Sales price across products to the customers by validating the supplier and distribution costs and various margins and savings
Create, analyze and publish commodity report and tracks market changes to mitigate supply and price risks.
Serve as a primary point of contact between Client’s Operations and Client or Company’s vendors.
Coordinate new product testing with the Distribution Centers, Suppliers and Client locations and manage transition to the new products
Develops communication around changes to the products and line of supply changes and communicate to various internal and external entities
Any other duties as assigned

To be considered for the role , you must meet the following criteria:

MBA or Bachelors with Supply Chain/Freight Diploma
Minimum 3-5 years in sourcing/category management/food industry
Strong attention to detail with good business acumen.
High degree of organization along with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must have exposure in GCC/Middle East

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