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QR15888 - Category Manager (Sunglass, Jewelry, Watches) | Qatar Duty Free | Doha

Organisation: Qatar Duty Free
Job Function: Retail
Division: QDFC (Division)
Employment Type: Full Time - Permanent
City: Middle East | Qatar | Doha
Last date of application: 10-Dec-2017

Qatar Duty Free

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) is an award winning subsidiary of Qatar Airways, the national airline of the state of Qatar and currently operates at the Departure, Arrivals, VIP and Premium Terminal of Hamad International Airport. As one of the fastest growing Duty Free operations in the world, Qatar Duty Free operates from the new Hamad International Airport (HIA). HIA is also home to the newly created QDF Food & Beverage Division which will set new benchmarks in airport hospitality.

About Your Job:

Welcome to a world where ambitions fly high!

Be part of a story worth telling!

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.

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 atleast 8 years relevant experience. Travel retail experience is an advantage.

The ideal candidate must have proven experience with Luxury Fashion buying. 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.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Copy of Highest Educational Certificate

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