Assistant Product Manager (Kenyan Citizens)-Two Positions

Job Summary

Our client, based in Kenya, a leading player in the Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances (CEHA) Industry, is looking for a dynamic professional, who will lead the sales and marketing process and strategy for Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances, with a purpose to optimize revenue generation for specific product line to meet business goals.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Reporting to: Commercial Director
Department Product Management & Sourcing

Location: Nairobi
Industry: Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances    

Qualification and Experience
•    Minimum qualification of a Diploma in business management or any other relevant field.
•    Previous experience of at least 3 years in business development / planning role. Preferably in similar industry.
•    Extensive knowledge of the retail market sector and consumer electronic products.
•    Understanding of developing order forecasts and plans
•    Extensive financial & value chain knowledge.
•    Track record of team building and strategy implementation.

Job Responsibility and Accountability
•    Complete responsibility for development of the product portfolio.
•    Develop a strategy for the product portfolio.
•    Evaluate and develop sales through various channels – Retail, Online, Wholesale, and B2B.
•    Ensure product portfolio is relevant to the market based on local and global trends.
•    Maintain and update rolling forecasts for all products in line with sales & inventory levels.
•    Negotiate with suppliers for specifications, prices, terms and promotions.
•    Resolve any quality issues with suppliers to get timely support and rectification.
•    Maintain inventory levels to avoid overstocking or stockouts.
•    Have full product knowledge and impart the same to sales team.
•    Execute timely promotions based on supplier discussions, channel requirements and inventory positions.
•    Prepare annual budgets based on strategic goals.
•    Have a HOW TOs strategy to achieve the budgets on a monthly basis
•    Create and update training materials.
•    Assist in conducting regular product trainings.
•    Assist with market survey reports.
•    Analyze distribution channel sales data and provide detailed reports on the same.
•    Advice the sales team on stock situations as and when required.
•    Assist in development of sales promotions and other portfolio related marketing activities
•    Resolve any service issues from dealers.
•    Ensure correct pricing and descriptions of the products in the category.
•    Ensure website listing of products is active and accurate.

Key Skill:
•    Good communication skills.
•    Excellent leadership skills.
•    Good problem-solving skills.
•    Good report writing and presentation skills.
•    Good negotiation skills.
•    Budget Management Skills

Salary & Benefits: Depending on the background and experience. Benefits as per Company policy.
Joining: Immediately or after notice period as agreed.

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