Recruitment for Category Manager at Ruff ‘n’ Tumble

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2022.

Ruff ‘n’ Tumble is an indigenous premium brand for quality children’s clothing, shoes and accessories. The brand was founded by Adenike Ogunlesi in 1996 as a solution to the unavailability of quality kids’ clothing and to showcase the possibilities that abound in Nigeria. We are thought leaders in retail fashion and in the kids’ fashion space, creating well-tailored garments that are fun, on trend and colorful; giving children extreme confidence when worn.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: recruitment@ruffntumblekids.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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