FMCG Merchandisers (Baby Diapers) Jobs in Thika, Kenya

Merchandisers (FMCG)

Location: Thika, Kiambu county

Our client, a local manufacturer of baby diapers, is recruiting Merchandisers to join their company.

Job Role: To offer product that exceed customers’ expectations and achieves sales and profit targets through effective supply chain management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor performance against plan, taking appropriate action to maximize sales and profit and reduce stockholding whilst increasing stock turn
  • Identify new business opportunities to grow sales and profitability
  • Review, propose and implement mark-down activity to reduce terminal stock whilst analyzing action taken on mark-downs to maximize profit
  • Drive increase in margin through new sourcing strategies and methods to build profit
  • Communicate trading issues and forecasts with proposed actions to senior management and Buyer
  • Develop and agree plans in partnership with the Buyer that achieve sales and profit targets and implement the agreed departmental strategy
  • Evaluate market and customer information together with historical data and forward trends to develop plans
  • Manage product trialing activity with the Buyer
  • Continuously monitor market activity, through regular competitor shop visits, gathering market intelligence from a wide variety of sources and store visits, in order to take appropriate commercial action
  • Agree and deliver promotional and marketing plans
  • Monitor and manage the availability of stock
  • Identify and regularly review potential suppliers and negotiate commercially viable terms of trade

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Degree/Diploma in Marketing, Sales or related field
  • 3-4 years’ experience of merchandising in FMCG, Modern Trade verticals
  • Strong project management skills
  • Sales analysis and forecasting
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills

Deadline: Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should submit their online application on or before 30th November 2018.

Correspondence: Applications and detailed CV to be submitted online at

Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: November 26, 2018 — 4:32 pm