The Walt Disney Company Category Manager FMCG in United Arab Emirates

  • Responsible for delivering the category strategy and tactics which will bring significant growth across our total MENA FHB (food health and beauty) business, developing a business which is long term and sustainable.

  • Drives growth of TWDC business with FMCG companies by building a collaborative annual promotion plan.

  • Leads and implement Healthy living initiative across the company

Responsibilities :

  • Find new partners and develop existing licensees for all segments: from halo campaigns to mass sales. Develop the strategy and tactics which will unlock and grow a breadth of new categories, currently unexploited.

  • Develop, implement and achieve yearly revenue budget

  • Implement and day-to-day management of ‘licensees’ including contract negotiation, forecasting, product development, range plans, samples etc.

  • Identify products, franchises and channel gaps and implement plan to fill them.

  • Implement Franchise and consumer segmentation strategy with partners

  • Work closely with local and central team in order to secure international sourcing solutions, implement International agreements and marketing initiatives

  • Identify the best route to market

  • Execute regular budgeting and forecasting for FMCG and have full ownership and accountability for the profit & loss of the FHB category and delivering revenue targets

  • Forge relationship with FMCG partners in order to establish a structure annual promotional plan.

  • Align relationship with FMCG companies on a strategic platform.

  • Regular and constant contact with relevant marketers, trade marketing managers.

  • Cooperate with Disney KAM team to plan and execute retail activations

  • Manage product development with product developer consistently with category plan and ongoing product quality improvement program.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Education: University graduate in Business administration or Marketing

  • 5 years’ experience in FMCG industry in MENA region

  • Commercial acumen important.

  • Experience of Kids FMCG products/industry advantageous.

  • Significant experience in sales / trade marketing in leading retail or consumer products brand

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Contract negotiation and management skills Ability to present, communicate and influence at highest level internally and externally

  • Entrepreneurial mind set and hands-on approach

  • Skilled in presentation software (Power point/Keynote) Quick Learner

  • Politically savvy

  • Sales and marketing skills

  • Results oriented

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Team player

  • Reliable, resourceful and flexible

  • Ability to work in a multinational environment and willingness to travel

  • Fluent spoken and written English. Arabic is a plus

Job ID: 462119BR

Location: ,United Arab Emirates

Job Posting Company: Disney Consumer Products