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  • Fresh Category Buyer at Hubmart Stores Limited

  • Posted on: 28 November, 2018 Deadline: 5 December, 2018
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  • Hubmart Stores Limited is a retail shopping chain of Nigerian heritage, offering multi-format stores in various locations and positioned to offer customers world-class shopping experience as well as a vast range of products. Our unique value proposition lies in our excellent customer service as well as our superior capabilities in the fresh categories.

    Fresh Category Buyer


    Job Description

    • As the Fresh Category Buyer you are responsible for the pricing and overall promotion of a product category to maximize consumer appeal. Relationships with vendors and product range management will also be part of your duties.
    • You must have excellent category manager must have extensive experience in understanding consumer needs and the retail environment.
    • You must have a commercial mind-set and full comprehension of marketing and sales principles. Exceptional communication skills are also key for category managers.
    • The goal is to increase sales and profitability of business to drive sustainable growth.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Analyze data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends
    • Devise long-term development strategies for product categories
    • Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful products
    • Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services
    • Place appropriate orders to ensure product availability that meets consumer demands
    • Determine the positioning of a product category to maximize visibility
    • Liaise with marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category
    • Collaborate with buyers and merchandisers to expand product categories
    • Make forecasts for product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory
    • Assume responsibility of budget development and revenue for category
    • Works closely with sales team to determine optimal pricing through analysis of sales trends, competitors, buying habits and planograms of products to promote sales opportunities.
    • Leads a team that provides category insights and proposals by analyzing marketing and customer data and monitoring relevant market conditions.
    • Coordinating the activities of the FRESH buying team
    • Developing and maintaining a good working relationship with vendors
    • Developing and providing the appropriate product mix for the execution of the organization’s strategy
    • Ensuring constant availability of products at the right quantity, quality, and prices
    • Work with other departments (Operations, Finance, Marketing, IT) to drive sales growth for the FRESH category
    • Drive customer footfalls and sales in the entire store by driving footfalls in the FRESH category section
    • Installing processes for FRESH buying team activities
    • Proven experience as category manager or similar role
    • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles
    • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
    • Proficient in MS Office/Excel/PowerPoint and database management programs
    • An analytical mind with a strategic ability
    • Solid people skills
    • Proven record of successful vendor relations and product assessment
    • Ability to foresee market trends and stay ahead of the competition
    • Excellent collaborative and team building skills
    • Top notch Presentation skills
    • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Solid analytical skills
    • Strong organizational and problem solving skills


    • Bachelor's Degree in Sales, Marketing, or Restail Store related field.
    • Minimum 4 years' experience in product or category management.

    Core Competencies:

    • Excellent communicator - demonstrating a high level of competence with
    • Presentations
    • Written reports
    • Correspondence
    • Persuasiveness
    • Listening skills
    • Negotiation skills
    • Good time management skills
    • Project management skills
    • Budget management skills
    • Strategic awareness
    • üNetworking skills at a senior level
    • Analytical
    • Creative
    • Personable
    • Research Oriented
    • Professional demeanour
    • Flexibility

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Applications and CV to:

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