Executive - Product Category
D.Samson and Sons Ltd

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Applications are invited for all candidates to fill the Executive - Product Category Job Vacancy at D.Samson and Sons Ltd


Bachelors degree in physics, mathematics, management and/or CIMA,CIM,SLIM

Age below 30

1-2 years'formal experience in a role dealing with suppliers, channel partners, customers

Having previous experience in retail or merchandising is a distinct advantage

Strong communication skills (Sinhala/English) with emphasis on interpersonal skills, negotiation skills and presentation skills.

Ability to manage multiple stakeholders, meet tight deadlines and work under pressure

Extensive knowledge/proficiency in Microsoft excel and other office packages



Own and lead all activities ofthe assigned category(s) - end to end - You will be solely or jointly responsible for

assortment, performance, merchandising, pricing and the inventory

Analyze sales figures, customers' reactions and market trends to anticipate product needs and plan product ranges/stock.

Liaising with product/brand teams to develop new products/product ranges

Lead the season's and financial year budgeting/target setting from a category point of view

Responsibility ofSKU level/ product range level forecasting liaising with sales and marketing functions

Responsibility of inventory control and working with supply chain teams to send out right merchandise to right location

Collaborate with souring, suppliers, and finance to negotiate prices, quantities and lead-times.

Monitor stock movement and consider markdowns, promotions, price changes, clear outs etc


Please e-mail your detailed application quoting two non-related referees, along with your contact details, within 07 days to careers@dsisamson.com.


Please indicate the position applied for, on the subject line ofthe e-mail. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Closing Date : 04/12/2019

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