Category Assistant – Amezcua

Job Category: QNET
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Malaysia

Position Overview
An important position on our Energy category team, the Category Assistant, interacts with key internal stakeholders upon receiving direct orders from the category manager as the team’s first point of contact. You’re in charge of helping with the necessary paperwork, internal communication, follow-ups and assisting the energy team meet its most important goals, notably through data management, reporting, and financial management.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Assist in compiling plans to deliver the quarterly budgets for the Energy category. Capturing, recording, and maintaining the expenses file and budget files for the Energy category.
  • All types of claims filing on esker, following up with approvals, seeking clarifications and assisting in liaising with relevant departments to get the job done per category management requirements.
  • Reporting including interpretation of key/data insights of weekly sales quantity, assisting category manager in implementing Energy category annual strategy plans including new product launches, testing & research of the products.
  • Managing Energy category financials, handling contracts, renewals, and payments to QNET Energy council members, known as the scientific board.
  • Periodic monitoring (monthly) of Energy products on all E-stores, their prices, the status of the product offering (delay disclaimers/ TNA), Liaising with relevant departments to keep the marketing tools updated, uploaded and easily accessible for customers.
  • Contribute to the improvement of utilising Agile ways of working.
  • Must have the qualities of adopting, adjusting and accommodating to the new normal way of working in the post-pandemic world.


Qualifications & Skills:

  • Degree in Science with at least two years of experience assisting a product line or category.
  • Strong numerical and data aptitude
  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated with a pro-active approach
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel is essential
  • Prior experience within a retail, professional or supplier environment is desirable
  • Prior experience with SAP is advantageous but not essential
  • This role would suit someone who is highly organised, deeply curious, with strong attention to detail and seeking an opportunity to start or develop their career within Category Management/Buying. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.


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