Category Manager (Mobile)

Job Title: Category Manager (Mobile)

Location: Lagos


Job Description

  • This job entails planning, coordinating, implementing and overseeing the sales strategies to boost business performance, across the mobile phone category.
  • The key role is to develop category strategies, in line with the organizational Product strategy chart, while monitoring its implementation, and ensuring category growth and profitability.


Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Develop a phones and mobile accessory category strategy, (broken down into achievable quarterly, monthly and weekly timelines), in line with the organizational Product strategy chart.
  • Liaise with the Sales Team to propose and evaluate category-centric sales and advertising activities, across Offline and Online sales channels.
  • Monitor category-specific business performance, traffic, and user trends to generate actionable category assortment insights.
  • Leverage syndicated POS, E-commerce, and retail data to develop a deep understanding of the quickly moving and evolving category dynamics.
  • Interpret data to deliver objective category insights, analysis, and thoughts that offer disruptive category growth opportunities.
  • Be responsible for category-specific consumer experience.
  • Partner with operations team to translate customer insights into strategies that drive performance.
  • Led category management projects to optimize ranges and related merchandising.
  • Manage a comprehensive portfolio of Phones & accessory category brands and OEMs; while developing appropriate strategies to ensure profitable partnerships, product sourcing, and profitability for the category.


  • BA in Business Administration, marketing, or a similar relevant field degree in business administration
  • 3-5 years’ work-related experience as a Category Manager in ICT & Supply chain industry.
  • The successful candidate must be highly analytical, self-starting and thrive in a high energy environment.
  • Sales and result oriented with ability to manage budgets
  • Team player
  • Experience in a retail or key account management environment with a proven track record of delivering results.
  • Experience in category management is a strong plus.
  • Strong communication skills and experience negotiating with internal and external stakeholders.


Skills and Expertise

  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Expertise in category management
  • In-depth knowledge of marketing and sales operations and processes
  • Analytical and critical thinker of Numbers
  • A knack for negotiation and networking
  • Working experience with ERP software
  • Ability to ensure sell-out of products.


Application Deadline

15th February, 2023.


How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to:  using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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