Head, Category Management at Alan & Grant

Alan & Grant – Our work is focused on creating innovative HR and Organizational Development Solutions aimed at Performance Improvement & Business Growth. We currently serve clients across various sectors of the Economy from locations in Jos, Port Harcourt and Lagos.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Category Management

Location: Ikeja, Lagos
Industry: Fashion
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • As Head, Category management, you will define and deliver offer sourcing and management strategy for all categories across customer segments and geographies to enable ambitious revenue growth target.


  • Merchandising and Inter-Stores Movement Consolidation
  • Actively lead, mentor, and develop the Category Managers to take on initiatives, execute, and actively impact revenue
  • Supervise, manage, and direct category managers, analysts, and support personnel for designated categories
  • Lead the Categories in achieving the sales objectives for the business as set in the current business year.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive assortment strategy that’s optimized for company objectives and growth opportunities identified at category level
  • Collaborate with Brands & Marketing in Planning sales campaigns for every cycle and event such as End of Year sales, Summer Sales, etc.
  • Set up, manage, and enhance Merchandise Pricing Systems
  • Ensure achievement of agreed return on investment (ROI) for each Category.
  • Providing direction for the team through leadership, objective setting, motivation, clear communication and people management.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders across product, account management, marketplace integrity, marketing, and growth to accelerate execution
  • Create and implement new initiatives for all categories to increase sales and margins
  • Responsible for merchandise allocation, distribution and replenishment to stores
  • Manages day-to-day operations leads and supply chain management for categories through Strategic Procurement
  • Responsible for Merchandise / Product Life Cycle Planning and Execution. This would be from ideation till the product is discontinued
  • Attend industry events to acquire up-to-date market and product information and sales trends to ensure appropriate sales, marketing and procurement strategy.
  • Evaluate the marketplace and analyze industry trends and competitive landscape; evaluate opportunities and constructed products applicable to market needs.
  • Responsible for Store Visitation Merchandise Assessment Audit
  • Regular visit to stores to keep abreast with merchandise gaps

Buying Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership of the Buying Team
  • Manage supply chain buying unit relationship with other subunits
  • Execution of Merchandising Buying and range plans
  • Execution of Merchandising Supplier Sourcing plans
  • Merchandising Buying Cost Management 


  • A Bachelor’s Degree or it’s equivalent in business or any related discipline.
  • Certification in supply chain and merchandising is compulsory
  • A minimum of 8 years experience in a similar role
  • Strong knowledge in managing wide product range using detail line reports
  • Strong Knowledge of kids clothing trends
  • Excellent Knowledge in retail sales data analysis
  • Excellent Merchandising analysis skill
  • Strong Visual Merchandising, ERP knowledge
  • Excellent Commercial Awareness / Business Acumen Skill
  • Excellent Budget Management Skill
  • Strong Strategy Development Skill
  • Strong Numerical, oral/written communication, analytical skills
  • Attention to details
  • Strong teaching, counselling and coaching skills 
  • Effective and proven interpersonal skills
  • Mentally and physically strong, energetic and result-oriented
  • Good planning and prioritizing skills
  • Team building, handling of confidential information and people management skills

N260,000 – N300,000 monthly.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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