Salada Category Manager

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Job Description:

The incumbent is responsible for the overall management and performance of the SALADA business, achieving the targets established in the Annual Plan. The focus is on trade execution activities aligned to the marketing plans developed by SALADA Ltd. A key role is to provide input into Salada’s marketing plans to ensure maximum return on LDL’s investment.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develop the Category Annual Plan comprising targets, activities and budgets that align with LASCO Distributors Limited’s strategies and objectives and SALADA’s marketing plans.
  • Execute the Annual Plan and achievement of the relevant targets.
  • Lead the MBR and Quarterly plans for the relevant brands and categories.
  • Identify profitable growth opportunities (segments, categories, channels, communication, distribution) and develop plans to leverage same.
  • Provide input into channel/customer-specific portfolio, pricing, and communication.
  • Preparation of monthly rolling forecasts for submission to Purchasing.
  • Develop and execute Trade Activation and Promotional plans and materials and merchandising solutions aligned to Sales and Marketing strategies and objectives.
  • Lead Category Joint Business Plan (JBP) discussions with Key Customers.
  • Develop and execute the Perfect Store initiative to achieve In-store Execution Excellence.
  • Any other related duties assigned by the Managing Director.

Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • A proven track record of delivering results in complex market environments.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in Sales and/or Category Management in the FMCG industry.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Business Management or related field.
Qualified applicants are invited to send their resumes by Friday, January 5, 2024 to: humanresources@lascoja.com
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