Category Manager – The Blue Group


The Category Manager is responsible for maximizing sales through efficient planning, buying, trading and product

allocation to all sales channels.


  • Manage range building by selecting the market relevant articles from the Global Brand range and split it by store grades (BCS/OCS/SC/ECOM)
  • Manage and drive respective categories positioning and presentation in all channels of distribution
  • Participate and attend the major sales meeting to build accordingly proper products mix including brands key launch.
  • Follow up with marketing on the seasonal calendar implementation, Key product launch, Windows, Sports Corner initiatives.
  • Planning & forecasting sales, identifying areas of opportunity and potential risks to the business.
  • Budgeting and planning open to buy for respective categories (order calculation).
  • Pre-season and in-season matrix creation/changes (with respective merchandiser)


  • Lead and execute marketing campaigns (from product side)
  • Monitor on regular bases the stock position to ensure that the right volumes are available and that stores never run out of stock on best sellers.
  • In-season trading (stock and sales control) and In-season pricing (PROMOs, markdowns)
  • Coordinate with HR department to organize training session for sales associate for them to understand products specifications, new season collection, brand focus, market direction, upcoming campaigns.
  • Conduct and analyze reports and make proposals to improve efficiency


  • Drive x-functional projects to leverage business in all channels
  • Clear old stock with higher margin (special target for FO old collections stock)
  • Initiate processes creation

Job Details

Posted Date: 2021-04-08
Job Location: Doha, Qatar
Job Role: Marketing and PR
Company Industry: Retail & Wholesale; Sporting Goods; Fashion & Apparel

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Management
Degree: Bachelor’s degree

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