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Category Manager – Food (Duty Free)

Qatar Airways

About the role

Join our award winning Qatar Duty Free team.

We are Qatar Duty Free – a shopping emporium at the heart of Qatar’s state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport with more than 40,000 square meters of combined retail and dining

As Category Manager, you will manage purchasing of the category ensuring that sufficient stock is available at all times to satisfy the projected sales growth. Investigate new product opportunities and present range proposals. Analyze in depth correct performance with a view to focusing the range and maximizing profitability for the company. Responsibility for margin and cost of sale related expenditure and minimize stock write offs.

You will lead, direct, train and manage buying officers and report on current purchasing activity to the Management. Establish and maintain strong relationships with other retail and marketing departments. Review performance of products and ranges in conjunction with the Management and react as necessary to improve the effect and monitoring performance. Track record in purchasing excellence; margin improvement range success and promotions.

Qualifications

About you

We are looking for a self-driven individual with strong negotiation skills. You should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferably in business or Purchasing and at least 8 years relevant experience. Travel retail experience is an advantage.

The ability to manage stock on a day-to-day basis is essential. Strong analytical skills and understanding of statistical process control is also required. Excellent command of the English language is a must and the candidate should be able to lead and direct the work of the team.

Be part of an extraordinary story

Your skills. Your imagination. Your ambition. Here, there are no boundaries to your potential and the impact you can make. You’ll find infinite opportunities to grow and work on the biggest, most rewarding challenges that will build your skills and experience. You have the chance to be a part of our future, and build the life you want while being part of an international community.

Our best is here and still to come. To us, impossible is only a challenge. Join us as we dare to achieve what’s never been done before.

Together, everything is possible.

About Qatar Airways Group

Our story started with four aircraft. Today, we deliver excellence across 12 different businesses coming together as one. We’ve grown fast, broken records and set trends that others follow. We don’t slow down by the fear of failure. Instead, we dare to achieve what’s never been done before.

So whether you’re creating a unique experience for our customers or innovating behind the scenes, every person contributes to our proud story. A story of spectacular growth and determination. Now is the time to bring your best ideas and passion to a place where your ambition will know no boundaries, and be part of a truly global community.

To apply for this job please visit qa.indeed.com.

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