Vacancy - Category Manager

Bryden Stokes Limited, a leading company in the Distribution Sector, is looklng for a Category Manager to Join its dynamic team. This is a fantastic opportunity within the Brewery, Wine, Spirits & Tobacco Division.

Reporting to the Sales Manager, the role carries the following functions and responsibilities:

  • Foster, maintain and successfully manage supplier relationshipsfor assigned portfolio.
  • Conceptualize, create and execute innovative strategies to exploit distribution and salesopportunities.
  • Plan, develop, implement and monitor marketing plans and budgets to ensure achievement of budgeted sales and gross profits for assignedbrands.
  • Fully develop tactical marketing initiatives that are aligned with the marketing plan and move them through to successfulexecution.
  • Work with Channel Sales Team to develop and deliver annual sales and GP budgetsfor brandportfolio.
  • Ensure the implementation of and propose an effective presence marketing and promotion program to achieve the highest in-store visibility and salesperformance.
  • Develop the assigned portfolio through strategic relationships with local and overseassuppliers.
  • Visit the trade on a regular basis to determine and develop the level and quality of distribution, merchandising, and pursueopportunities.
  • Manage key administrative components of thebusiness.



  • A Marketing or Management degree.
  • 3-5 years Sales/Marketing Management experience, within Distribution and/or retail would be an asset.
  • Strong understanding of customer, market dynamics and requirements. Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong execution skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Must own a reliable vehicle.
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Other company benefits are offered.
  • Only suitable applications will be acknowledged.


Submit your application and Curriculum Vitae by January 14, 2019 to:

The Human Resources Manager, Bryden Stokes Ltd., Barbarees Hill, St. Michael. Email: