Head of Category Management - Food Service Company

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Job Type: 正社員
Salary ¥6000000.00 - ¥14000000.00 per annum
Specialization: サプライチェーン、購買、物流
職種 サプライチェーンマネジメント
お問合せ Luke Palfreeman
参照 JO-2101-453637

Note: Fluent ~ Native level Japanese required

[Company Description]
Innovative Food Service Company

  • A dynamic and challenging work environment
  • Vibrant and international team with diverse backgrounds


  • Act as the 'business owner' across different categories, possessing a complete understanding of internal and external variables that impact our business
  • Must develop and execute optimal category strategy, pricing, promotions, range, availability, and cost prices to expand both sales and margin
  • Ensure our categories has the optimal selection and strategically competitive prices in the market through local and international sourcing
  • Source and build strong supplier base to negotiate terms improvement, secure supplier advertising spend, and ensure a reliable and operationally effective flow of goods
  • Work to develop new sourcing and extended range to ensure we have high quality, good value goods available to our customers year-round
  • Employ data-driven decision making to drive the category. Provide insight to the commercial team and work closely with marketing and supply chain to forecast demand and ensure consistent supply
  • Partner with supply chain team to manage inventory levels and wastage
  • Work cross functionally with Product, Supply Chain, Sales Operations and Marketing to deliver strategic projects


  • At least 5+ years experience in merchandising / buying and category management
  • Superb business judgment with a track record of successful negotiations and overall relationship management (both internal and external).
  • Ability to work autonomously in a highly demanding and often ambiguous environment, with strong attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Great communication skills (both oral and written) are a must.
  • Mastery of MS Office (particularly Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) is preferred.
  • Native level of proficiency in Japanese and fluent level in English

[Employment Type]
Full time



Social insurance

Full 2 holiday week system (Sat/Sun) national holidays
New year's holiday
Annual Leave

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