Job Summary

Our Client, a leading E-Commerce, Retail, and Distribution company in the ICT industry with a team of highly creative individuals is seeking to employ an experienced JUNIOR CATEGORY OFFICER. For this role, you should have good knowledge of market research, along with solid analytical skills to make sure you’re identifying the most profitable offers. Ultimately, you’ll create and maintain good relationships with key suppliers to ensure merchandise is high quality and delivered on time.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Research potential vendors and suppliers
•    Compare and evaluate offers from suppliers
•    Negotiate contract terms of agreement and pricing
•    Track orders and ensure timely delivery
•    Review quality of purchased products
•    Enter order details (e.g. vendors, quantities, prices) into internal databases
•    Maintain updated records of purchased products, delivery information and invoices
•    Prepare reports on purchases, including cost analyses
•    Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed
•    Coordinate with warehouse staff to ensure proper storage
•    Attend trade shows and exhibitions to stay up-to-date with industry trends

Skills & Expertise
•    Proven work experience as a category officer or similar role
•    Good knowledge of Local Market Environment.
•    Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors)
•    Understanding of supply chain procedures
•    Solid analytical skills, with the ability to create reports and conduct cost analyses
•    Negotiation skills

Qualifications and Experience
•    BSc in Logistics, Business Administration or relevant field
•    At least 2-3yrs work experience in similar role.

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