Category Manager – Ambient Food Jobs In Dubai UAE 2023 | Careem

  • Full Time
  • Dubai UAE
  • 7500 AED / Month


Category Manager – Ambient Food Jobs In Dubai UAE 2023 | Careem

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Careem Grocery is on a mission to reinvent the way people shop for grocery, pharmacy and retail products. As an exciting new vertical within Careem (a startup within a startup), we’re in the early stages of building our product and have plenty of interesting and fundamental challenges to solve in order to achieve our ambitious growth goals in this burgeoning space.


  • Identify key consumer trends in online grocery /Q-commerce business
  • Work with the Head of Commercial on defining an actionable strategy for Category Management (assortment, category hierarchy, pricing and promotions) based on Careem Grocery commercial strategy and guidelines
  • Strive to continuously update and maintain assortment strategies to reflect market trends, local needs and preferences based on data-driven analysis
  • Ensure that we have an updated assortment based on the Commercial team recommendations
  • Work with the BD team to buy and manage assortment by sourcing the best items and brands possible in order to provide the best experience for our customers
  • Work across categories, with different internal category stakeholders, including food & non food products
  • Collaborate with various functions including commercial, supply chain and store operations teams


  • At least 4+ years of experience in the Food or Grocery/Fresh sector in Buying or Category Management . Time spent in tech or a start-up is a plus
  • A strong understanding of the Middle East grocery/convenience market/hypermarket/supermarket and a willingness to disrupt the way it currently operates
  • Experience negotiating with business development partners, FMCG or brand owners. You will be proactively reaching out to brands to build a partnership.
  • You are an excellent communicator with strong influencing skills and stellar stakeholder management – You can easily explain complex concepts to people of any level
  • Grittiness. You never hesitate to roll up your sleeves and address something hands-on, you persevere when others fall away

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