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Senior Category Manager - RTE

cap LP & Associates' client

location Ho Chi Minh City

post time Posted 56 months ago

 Senior Category Manager - Ready-to-eat (RTE)

Job Responsibilities:

1. Manage the assigned category(s) and ensures achievement of Annual sales, market share and profitability targets.

2. Develop the Business Plan for each assigned category; prepares the strategies and ensures proper execution of same; exercises sound decision-making in dealing with day to day business issues; reviews closely Financial Plans and tracks performance versus budgets, ensuring achievement of plans despite variances/ challenging operating environment;

3. Monitor the effectiveness and efficiency by which plans are implemented by utilizing a host of internal and external data, including market share reports, competitive data monitoring, sales performance as well as Brand Inventory and Offtake Tracking Data for each brand/business unit assigned

4. Identify new product opportunities to grow the business and liaises with R&D and Business Development, and counterparts in other countries in managing the new product development processes for bringing these new ideas to market;

5. Directs the activities of the advertising/media/design agencies to ensure that their efforts support the business’ strategies, especially in the areas of creative development, media and strategic planning

6. Drives the Market Research program; coordinates closely with the research agencies to ensure the timely implementation of the plans. Prepares all relevant documents required in the MR process.

7. Monitor the Advertising, Promotional Spend and the timely reallocation of resources for maximum business impact. Initiates system improvements within and in relation to the marketing functions that will translate to more efficient brand performance tracking.

8. Works closely with the Sales team and Trade marketing /Customer Marketing Team in the development of channel strategies in support of the various Effort Priorities.

Job Factors:

Responsibility/ Key Performance Indicators

  • Achievement of Category Sales, Profit & Market Share Targets
  • Category Equity Management, including New Product Development
  • Annual Category Financial Planning
  • Sales Forecasting & Achieving Forecast Accuracy Targets
  • Advertising, Promotions and Media Planning
  • Direct Supervision of Market Research
  • Close Coordination with Sales/ Customer Management for the Development of Account Strategies for Major Customers as it relates to their brand
  • Tracking of Brand Health Indicators (Awareness, Trial, Loyalty, Equity)
  • Tracking of Competitive

Brands Competencies:

  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills
  • Planning and Project Management Skills
  • Leadership skills
  • High Sense of Accountability
  • High Sense of Urgency
  • Well developed Financial acumen
  • Strong Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Well developed skills in Advertising, Market Research , Strategic Planning and New Product Development
  • Sound working knowledge of the FMCG and OTC trading environment
  • Proficient Written and Spoken Communication skills
  • Highly Creative
  • Energetic, Dynamic
  • Hardworking, Resilient

Minimum Qualifications Required: (Education /Experience)

  • Bachelor degree in Marketing / Business. Masters Degree in Business Management or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in brand or category management, sales, trade market, market research, preferably related to FMCG industry.
  •  Fluent in English communication.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Words, Excel, PowerPoint, Project
  • Very Good interpersonal skills.

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Over 20 000

Fast Moving Consumer Goods


Full Time

Ho Chi Minh City



Vietnamese, English

144 Phung Van Cung Str., Ward 4, Phu Nhuan Dist., HCMC.

Ms. Lan Phuong

Tel: (+8428) 22532930 , Ext : 605