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Category Manager - Games & Video

Souq.com an Amazon Subsidiary is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world. Every month, Souq.com attracts more than 40 million visits to its catalogue of more than 8.5 million unique products in 35 different categories, including Fashion, Books, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Household Goods, Watches, Perfumes, Toys, and Baby products. Established in 2005, Souq.com today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online.

With more than 3,000 employees, we have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Category Planning:

Planning and designing the Games & Video category with focus on sub-categorization and range planning with an aim to ensure full assortment coverage with full availability.
Responsible for New suppliers and New Brands acquisition.
Responsible for direct brand management & brand servicing.
Devising the category plan to achieve the defined targets within the specific timeframe.
Management of supplier and vendor networks, driving merchandizing, sales strategies and providing leadership direction to the category team.

Cross function role:

Responsible for leveraging synergies with other SBUs.
Responsible for ensuring cross functional support for the category.
Responsible for category’s inclusion & representation  in all the new cross functional project.

Team Management:

Overseeing the organization structure for the Category.
Responsible for training & up skill of the team members.

Leadership:

Responsible for showcasing strong leadership & intrapreneurial activities within the category.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Seeking highly qualified candidates who are strategic thinkers and execution-oriented MBA Preferred.
Between 2-4 years of work experience in the Middle-East Games & Video Industry – Buying/Merchandizing/Planning/Business Management. This is Mandatory.   
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience of managing cross functional and multicultural teams.
Candidates must be entrepreneurial, intelligent, and self-motivated professionals.
Deep understanding of and passion for E-Commerce required.
Previous responsibility for strategic development, product management or product marketing, revenue targets and quotas is highly desirable.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Passion, Knowledge and network in the Games & Video industry in Egypt. 
Data driven mind-set with intermediate knowledge of Analytics.
Logical thinker & a knack of breaking down complex problems.
Demonstrated intense customer focus & excellent skills in negotiation.
Ability to champion the growth of the category and envision the long-term strategy.
Demonstrated highest level of integrity, intellectual honesty, and strong work ethic.
Innovative & Pro-active with Leadership and strong management attributes.

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