Category Manager - Furniture Industry


Company Info

Hr2b's client

Our client is the internationally networked group of companies for furniture fittings, architectural hardware and electronic locking systems.

Job Information

Work At
Ho Chi Minh
Construction Material
Nguyen Kieu Trang
Nguyen Kieu Trang
Tel: +84 028 6288 3888 Ext: 810
1. Product & supplier selection & outsourcing (product development)
• Analyze the market trends & market demands including market size, market potential, market segment (targeted customers), market competition,..,etc under the cooperation with related departments (eg. sales, marketing, business development, market research,..)
• Source the supplier(s), order, test and review the sample(s)
• Conduct supplier(s) analysis and selection
• Work closely with sales department to set-up the target price, product performance specification and product position

2. New product introduction (INP & IPI)
• Develop an INP (Introduce New Product) plan for each specific new product within the assigned product group, which includes all needed info: Product info, market info, market potential, targeted customers segment, competition, product position as well as the turnover expectation, sales tools (in the cooperation with sales department, product training department)
• Coordinate with Marketing & sales to organize the event if needed
• Launch and Implement an introduction of new product (INP & IPI), including the communication to our internal related departments and to external customers
• Coordinate with supplier & product training department to provide the training on the new product to our sales departments and customers if any

3. Product communication
• Create and maintain the product item code in ERP system.
• Support marketing to generate the catalogs, leaflets, brochures, product introduction video, installation video,..,etc for social media posting. Make sure product information is available in different needed formats
• Work with sales department to get the market feedback as well as the sales forecast
• Communicate and work with supply chain to optimize the stock availability, stock turn as well as the supplier purchase orders
• Work with QA team to develop guideline of inspection & legal compliance requirements for the product
• Work with customer services department to support and/or handle the product claims regarding the product quality and technical issues
• Work with supplier(s) to give the feedback, claim the quality, maintain the relationship and other topics if any

4. Product management
• Develop & implement different promotion programs for selected products within the assigned product group to support sales to achieve the company turnover as well as the brand awareness increase
• Supervise & track the development and achievement (turnover and gross profit) of the strategic products and focus products
• Develop and maintain the “Problem Fixing Procedure/Method” for assigned product group so that technicians can base on this to repair & fix.
• Handle technical claims against suppliers and support sales department with technical data and documentation
• Update product status in ERP system for phased-out and phase-in products or new products
• Monitor new product arrivals and coordinate the ad-hoc inspections to ensure consistent quality
• Regularly visit customers to understand the market trends & requirements

5. Product category supervision
• Define the products strategy and new product roadmap
• Plan and organize to improve & develop the current product range
• Supervise and provide the managerial supports to the team to ensure the workflow of subordinates is properly done
• Implement and maintain the system to achieve objectives/KPI of individual, subpordinates as well as the department

6. Company compliance
• Adhere to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensure that they are communicated and implemented within the team.
• Be the representative for company for contacts of product suppliers. Be professional in company uniform and live on company values (follow the guidelines from any company policy/manual/handbook/book,..). Teamwork and support others where needed. Do everything to enhance and to protect company as a company and brand and don’t do anything that can cause disadvantage or damage company as a company or brand. Other jobs assigned by supervisors and the company.


- University Graduation.
- Major in engineering or relevant fields is a plus.

Experience (type)
- Work experience of at least 3 years in product management and at least 1 year in a similar position.
- Having experience in furniture fittings, architectural hardware is a plus.

Specific knowledge
- Good English, German language are an advantage
- Good at computer (MS Office, internet)
- Very good at communication skill, negotiation skill, leadership and interpersonal skill
- Ability to read and understand technical documents
- Strong learning capability and problem solving skills
- Good people management skills with ability to inspire, guide and coach individuals
- Excellent organizational and prioritization skills. High levels of creativity
- Good presentation skills


Contact Information

You can apply online, send your CV or call Nguyen Kieu Trang at this number
+84 028 6288 3888 - Ext 810

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