Category Manager – Agri Commodities


Category Manager – Agri Commodities

Job Description:


Cedar Retail, within the Food & FMCG Strategic Business Unit (SBU), is seeking a dedicated and experienced Category Manager to oversee our Agri Commodities business. In this role, you will be responsible for managing the entire category, including procurement, sales, pricing, and strategic planning to drive growth and profitability.

Package : CTC 15-18 Lakhs per annum


  1. Develop and execute comprehensive category strategies for agri commodities, including rice, sugar, pulses, and other products, in alignment with Cedar Retail’s and ESAF group’s overall business objectives. 
  2. Oversee the procurement process for agri commodities, including sourcing, vendor selection, negotiation, and contract management, to ensure optimal quality, cost-effectiveness, and supply chain efficiency. 
  3. Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including sales, marketing, and operations teams, to develop and implement sales and distribution strategies for agri commodities across various channels. 
  4. Monitor market trends, competitor activities, and consumer preferences to identify opportunities and risks within the agri commodities category, adapting strategies as needed. 
  5. Analyze sales data, pricing trends, and profitability metrics to optimize pricing strategies and maximize revenue and margin for agri commodities. 
  6. Manage inventory levels and stock rotation for agri commodities to minimize wastage and ensure timely availability to meet customer demand. 
  7. Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, farmers, cooperatives, and other key stakeholders in the agri commodities supply chain. 
  8. Stay abreast of regulatory requirements and industry standards related to agri commodities, ensuring compliance in all aspects of category management. 
  9. Lead cross-functional teams to execute key initiatives and projects related to the agri commodities category, fostering collaboration and synergy across departments. 
  10. Provide regular reports and updates to senior management on the performance of the agri commodities category, highlighting key insights and recommendations for improvement.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. MBA preferred. 
  2. Minimum of 10 years of experience in category management, procurement, or supply chain management, preferably in the agri commodities or FMCG industry. 
  3. Deep understanding of the agri commodities market, including procurement processes, pricing dynamics, and supply chain management practices. 
  4. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret data, analyze trends, and make data-driven decisions. 
  5. Excellent negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders. 
  6. Proven track record of developing and implementing successful category strategies to drive business growth and profitability. 
  7. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, managing multiple priorities and deadlines. 
  8. Strong leadership and teamwork skills, with the ability to collaborate across functions and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization. 

  Join Cedar Retail and play a key role in shaping the success of our Agri Commodities category. If you have the experience, expertise, and passion for category management in the agri commodities industry, we want to hear from you. Apply now to join our dynamic team!


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