Category Manager

Job description

  •  Defining and implementing the growth strategy for the category with understanding of internal and external variables that impact the business, ensuring alignment with broader business goals and vision.
  • Defining assortment priorities for your category and overseeing acquisition of new vendors.
  • Optimizing mix between Retail outright buys and Marketplace.
  • Driving brand engagement and brand sales performance through joint business planning and regular business reviews.
  • Representing Digikala to advise external partners on e-commerce and go to market strategy for your category.
  • Identifying opportunities for process improvements, innovation and scale within the category.
  • Managing category P&L and team.
  • Owning your category sales and profit performance, including planning, forecasting.
  • Managing and coaching a team of key account managers to bring the best products to your shop at the best price.
  • Working with cross-functional teams to manage your shop, execute on campaigns and strategic projects, namely Marketing, Pricing, Sourcing and Operations teams.




  •  Bachelor’s Degree in related fields .
  • Minimum five years of work experience in e-commerce, retail, business development, buying or project management role.
  • Strong business judgement backed by analytical mindset and comfort generating and evaluating various forecasts, metrics, and analyses.
  • Innovative problem-solving skills; dissecting root causes of problems and implementing solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal with proven ability to represent your organization in external meetings.
  • Negotiation track-record and demonstrated ability to influence others.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize them and meet deadlines.
  • Desire to manage your own business, proven track record of taking ownership and driving results – self-starter and self-directed, comfortable in fast-moving entrepreneurial environment.
  • Experience managing others strongly preferred.
  • Passion about improving both customer and seller experience.
  • Team spirit and enthusiasm about learning.