Category Management Trainee (Fresh) #SGUnitedTraineeships
COLD STORAGE SINGAPORE (1983) PTE LTD
SG, SG
2d ago
source : GrabJobs

Traineeship Description :

This position reports to the Commercial Director (CD) or Head of Commercial (HOC).

Dairy Farm is committed to an employee-orientated, high performance culture that emphasises empowerment, quality, continuous improvement, and the recruitment and on-going development of a superior workplace.

This programme provides a platform for trainees to achieve a successful learning experience in a dynamic commercial department with opportunities to undertake projects that leads to increased corporate sales and sustained long-term profitability.

If you are responsible, decisive and a fast learner, you can quickly develop into a full-fledged Category Manager and from there progress into leading your own team.

A Category Manager Trainee must be a self-starting, confident, smart, detail-oriented individual who likes a challenge and wants to make an impact in a busy and growing company and the larger society.

Specific Responsibilities :

Trainee to be involved in :

  • Embrace the DF Way placing customers as priority. Researching consumers needs and adding new items within assigned category.
  • Researching and strategizing growing market trends to maximize profitability.
  • Support HOC / Commercial managers with sourcing and range developments.
  • Supporting HOC in executing Key Fresh projects to increase sales and gross profit.
  • Commercial range management to maintain assigned category products range to ensure quality, specifications and pricing integrity meets corporate policies.
  • Planning and promoting product lines creatively and effectively.
  • Learn to be proficient with SAP merchandise system functionalities.
  • Monitoring and reporting category sales growth.
  • New product testing to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Managing stocks inventory in an efficient and effective way by facilitating stock availability and turn.
  • Engaging in cross-functional teamwork.
  • Technical Skills and Competencies Trainee will learn during SGUnited Traineeship Programme :

  • Active participation in strategic planning process, including developing goals, objectives and processes.
  • Consumer centric category management - understanding need states of consumers during decision making as key objective.
  • Training on SAP Merchandise system functionalities and end-to-end processes to enable effective buying.
  • Commercial Trade strategies - learn all about competitive positioning and the successful marketing and retailing a product.
  • Pricing and Marketing strategies - Drive pricing, merchandising display, marketing and trade promotions for own's category products to make them visible, accessible, and appealing to customers - optimize sales and margins.
  • Product Development new range development that leads to increased sales. Which include mfg plants and facilities visits.
  • Vendor management - Maintain a productive relationship with vendors that are mutually beneficial. Manage vendor supply fulfilment to maximize >
  • 95% fulfilment to stores.

  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • Teamwork - Create an engaging relationship with operations (internal customers) and external customers that is interactive and satisfying.
  • Projects management
  • Honing own's hard and soft management skills, analytical and retail management skills (attention to detail), as well as people relationship skills.
  • How to engage operations and stakeholders professionally.

    Highest Qualification : Degree in relevant studies

    Duration of Traineeship / s : Up to 12 months

    Eligibility Criteria for SGUnitedTraineeships :

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident; and
  • Graduated or graduating in calendar year 2019 or 2020 from ITEs, polytechnics, universities, or other educational institutions (e.
  • g. private universities and overseas institutions); or

  • Graduated earlier from above institutions and completed National Service in 2019 or 2020.
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