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e-Category Manager (Food)

FullTime Kenya, Nairobi Posted 5 months ago

Industry: Commercial & Retail Industry

Role: Operational and Managerial

Salary Range: 75,000 - 90,000

Closing: 31/08/2022

Our client, in the retail Industry, is looking to fill the position of an e-Category Manager - Food


The e-Category Manager - Food is responsible and accountable for driving the design of E-Commerce products in all categories (i.e. CG, Fresh Food, etc.). In addition, the role holder must maintain conversion rates, click-through rates, number of views, and search but not purchased. He or she will craft the marketing 3P’Ls and lead innovation networks, handle profit and loss (P&L) management and build new business models for categories/brands for consumers online.  


  • Drive the categories in both the top line and bottom line through the quality assortment, price, and content.
  • Maintain main KPIs, which are conversion rates, click-through rate, number of views, and search but not purchased.
  • Responsible for effective price negotiation with the collaboration of the merchandising team to ensure the best prices, deals, and large quantity of goods in three main categories: fresh, CG, and non-food.  
  • Deliver selection, profitability, and sales targets by leading the business segment on the needs of the customer and identifying suitable opportunities for the category.
  • Analyze daily data pertaining to price fluctuations and price problems for all categories.  
  • Write business proposals by identifying and mapping business strengths and customer needs.
  • Build and maintain relationships with senior leaders of partnered vendors to grow and optimize the joint retail and import businesses.
  • Work to ensure a reliable, operational cost-effective flow of goods, from ordering to receiving.
  • Monitor, analyze, and own key performance indicators such as vendor import share, out-of-stock rate, vendor operational metrics, and marketing investments.
  • Support digital marketing strategy, including paid search and ad programs, channel ad campaign strategy, search engine optimization, email marketing, marketing automation, and more.


  • Bachelor’s degree in any business-related course
  • Training is E-Commerce Operations, SEO, or SEM.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and people agility with a high level of collaboration.
  • High level of problem-solving skills and detailed oriented.
  • Solid analytical skills, trouble-shooting skills; planning and
  • Agility, and nimbleness to adapt to changing retail environment
  • Proficient computer skills – MS Office, SAP, Salesforce, advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal skills

Minimum Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 2-5 years of working experience in either category management or merchandizing.
  • E-commerce experience is required
  • Retail industry experience is plus

All applicants are advised to adhere to application guidelines for consideration. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement.