Category Manager (Muslimahwear)-Kuala Lumpur
Department: Commercial
Location: Malaysia
Job Description
The Role
Our category managers play an important role leading strategic sourcing engagements that bring together the right partners and product mix for our customers. Reporting to the Category Director of Fashion, you must be passionate about e-commerce and creating the best customer and seller experiences, and have deep knowledge of the dynamics of this fast-paced sector across multiple categories. You will need to manage profit and loss from a strategy, business development, marketing, and operational viewpoint, and draw on a range of tools - from data to strategic business insights, to grow category revenue. You will also grow with us - Lazada’s focus is on creating career paths within the organization that ensure you are able to continually enhance your own career prospects.


Category expert
• Rally partners and internal stakeholders around platform and category strategies and initiatives, including the creation of category pages, brand stores and new services
• Own the category and be accountable for its P&L
• Track and drive performance at both brand and country level for KPIs that include revenue, volume, and margins
• Lead market data analysis to address opportunities or business performance issues
• Develop and optimise strategies and best practices that drive category success and growth
• Engaging and building relationships with key sellers to plan assortment, pricing, promotional and campaign activities on Lazada to achieve sales goals

Project manager
• Build, manage and strengthen relationships with leading sellers, while abiding by Lazada’s policies and guidelines for procurement processes
• Cultivate relationships with large offline sellers to boost range and availability; prepare them for the onboarding process where possible
• Identify assortment gaps and introduce solutions to support customer needs
• Rally sellers around campaigns and promotional events, and secure advertising spend
• Work closely with marketing and supply chain teams to ensure a reliable and operationally effective flow of goods to our fulfillment centres

Brand builder
• Develop strong brand partnerships and be the internal go-to person for all brand-related matters
• Maintain supplier scorecards to optimise category performance
• Initiate cross-functional team collaborations to create systems and processes that support category needs
Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business Management, Fashion Marketing or relevant fields of study;
• At least 5 years’ experience in e-commerce, fashion retail, business development, buying or project management roles, ideally in a multinational retail set- up;
• Able to leverage data points and market analysis to form actionable insights and recommendations;
• Self-motivated, highly adaptable, and comfortable in a fast-changing and fluid environment;
• Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and negotiation skills (English & Bahasa Malaysia);
• Deadline-driven, with excellent planning and organizational skills;
• Good computer literacy;
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