Category buyer (fresh)

Hubmart Stores Limited

Job Summary

Analyze data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends. Devise long-term development strategies for product categories

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

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.

Job Descriptions

  • 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


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


  • Listening skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Project management skills
  • Budget management skills
  • Strategic awareness
  • Networking skills at a senior level
  • Analytical
  • Creative
  • Personable
  • Research Oriented
  • Professional demeanour
  • Flexibility

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