Category Buyer at Paykobo.com

At Paykobo.com, we are committed to a set of core values that not only define who we are, but also serve as guideposts to help us become the Company we would like to be: Transparency, Continuous Learning and Commitment. We are focused on two factors that have brought us 17 years of success & excellence: Delivering value all the time and Investing in Paykobers!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Category Buyer
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary

  • We are currently looking for more people to join our team. We are looking for people who:
    • Exhibit our core values (Transparency, Continuous Learning and Commitment)
    • Demonstrate an interest in technology or the willingness to learn
    • Are self led and self driven.

Job Description

  • Research and suggest product categories and product types for the company to stock based on present and future demand using the four P’s of category management
  • Liaise with marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category
  • Assume responsibility of budget development and revenue for category
  • Devise long term development strategies for our product category
  • Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful products
  • Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services
  • Based on brands and categories of choice, you will scout the web to acquire knowledge of trending products within a given category and as well get prices
  • Receive customer orders and ensure that products/items in the order are gotten at the best price either locally or internationally to meet customers need
  • Research potential vendors and suppliers and onboard them
  • Knowledge of market trend based on category
  • Compare, evaluate and document prices from suppliers
  • Report and escalate vendor issues to ensure the highest level of service delivery
  • Maintain contractual and business relationships with vendors
  • Facilitate implementation of procurement change initiatives within category to improve business performance
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of relevant global supply markets, competitors and product innovations
  • Assist other departments by providing relevant product information

Qualifications

  • Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office tools especially Microsoft Excel.

Person Specifications and Required Skills:

  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting method
  • Proven experience as a category manager or similar role
  • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles
  • Demonstrated interest in Technologies, the Internet and Applications
  • Willingness to learn our products inside and out and help our customers drive business outcomes
  • Customer centric
  • Ability to exercise initiative and confidence to start things from the scratch
  • Ability to multitask and priorities workload
  • Time management skills.

Benefits

  • We know our people are one of the most important factors for our success, so we reward you with benefits that work for you, your lifestyle and your career.

Benefits include:

  • Stanford SEED Participation.
  • Performance-related bonus.
  • Flexible work environment.
  • Commitment to your career growth through first-in-class training, resources and assistance for relevant certifications
  • Clear career path.

Application Closing Date: Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should Click here to apply online

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