Category Manager – Marine

Job Description

We are looking for a Category Manager – Marine to manage our group or category of products for our marine company. You will be the one responsible for the pricing and overall promotion of a product category to maximize user appeal. Relationships with vendors and product range management will also be part of your duties.

An excellent category manager must have extensive experience in understanding and managing the marine environment. They must have a commercial mindset and full comprehension of marketing and sales principles. Exceptional communication skills are also key to the category manager.

Analyze data or insights to determine industry trends
Devise long-term development strategies for product categories
Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful products
Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services
Place appropriate orders to ensure product availability that meets user demands
Determine the positioning of a product category to maximize visibility
Liaise with marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category
Collaborate with buyers and merchandisers to expand product categories
Make forecasts for product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory
Assume responsibility for budget development and revenue for the category


Proven experience as a category manager or similar role
Solid knowledge of category management, Marine Procurement, and inventory.
Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
Proficient in MS Office
An analytical mind with a strategic ability
Excellent communication and people skills
BSc/BA in business administration, marketing or related field
Relevant qualifications in supply chain

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