(Assistant) Category Manager - Food

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Client Description:

Our client is a well-established retailer.  To cater with their business needs, they are looking for new headcounts of category management and product development professionals to join their merchandising team.


  • Develop and launch new ready-to-eat products to align with company strategy and direction
  • Ensure efficient and profitable management of the product development process including supplier liaison, price negotiation, innovating packaging, cost management, marketing and establishing operational and merchandising guidelines
  • Keep on-going market analysis to identify the market trend in order to drive new product opportunities 
  • Manage and maintain business partnership with vendors
  • Work closely with internal counterparts like Marketing, Production, QA departments, etc.
  • Plan and develop marketing and promotional strategies of new product


  • Degree or above in Food Science or related disciplines
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in FMCG, food industry or catering services with sound experience in product development and category management metrics/ technique
  • Strong negotiation skills with good analytical mind and market sense
  • Creative, detail minded with excellent communication skills and can work independently
  • Self-motivated, be able to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Proficient in both spoken and written English and Chinese
  • Knowledge on quality and hygiene system, e.g. HACCP, ISO 9001, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, ISO22000 is an advantage
  • Candidates with lesser experience maybe considered as Assistant Category Manager

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