Position Title : Head of Category- New Verticals
Company : Foodpanda
Location : Nationwide
Do you love food and convenience put together? Then you just might love foodpanda.
foodpanda is the leading, on-demand food delivery company, bringing thousands of your best loved restaurants online into your home or office - fast! We’re all about bringing on the smartest folks as we continue to grow with an all hands on deck environment and hire those who can thrive in a startup culture.
We are looking for an experienced Head of Category, New Verticals to set up, oversee and scale the daily operations in Pakistan for a new business line.
You will wear many hats - meticulous planning to launch an exciting new business, instill operational efficiency in processes, oversee launch and maintenance of warehouses and above all, be a strong leader driving the business forward.
About the role :
This role will be based in Pakistan and will report to the Director of New Verticals.
Act as the business owner’ across different categories, possessing a complete understanding of internal and external variables that impact foodpanda business
Must develop and execute optimal category strategy, pricing, promotions, range, availability, and cost prices to expand both sales and margin
Ensure foodpanda categories has the optimal selection and strategically competitive prices in the market through local and international sourcing
Source and build strong supplier base to negotiate terms improvement, secure supplier advertising spend, and ensure a reliable and operationally effective flow of goods
Work to develop new sourcing and extended range to ensure we have high quality, good value goods available to our customers year-round
Employ data-driven decision making to drive the category. Provide insight to the commercial team and work closely with marketing and supply chain to forecast demand and ensure consistent supply
Partner with supply chain team to manage inventory levels and wastage
Work cross functionally with Product, Supply Chain, Sales Operations and Marketing to deliver strategic projects
At least 5+ years experience in merchandising / buying and category management
Superb business judgment with a track record of successful negotiations and overall relationship management (both internal and external).
Ability to work autonomously in a highly demanding and often ambiguous environment, with strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Great communication skills (both oral and written) are a must.
Mastery of MS Office (particularly Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) is preferred.