Careem is building the Everything App for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region’s best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

About the Team 

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.


About the Role

As a Senior Commercial Manager, you’ll be responsible for driving our strategies on assortment by defining our selection by store and working with other teams on sourcing, pricing and promotions across our markets for Private Label categories. This is a unique role with the opportunity to create genuine impact for the lives of everyday people in our region. We’re looking for someone with solid experience in procuring and managing the entire supply chain of ultra fresh produces to ensure we provide the best quality products at the right price.


What you'll do

  • Build and lead the private label line for Careem Groceries 
  • Design the go to market strategy for private label brands
  • Work with the Category Managers on maintaining the selection strategy in alignment with the overall department & business strategy and requirements..
  • Work with the Category Managers to identify the selection which need to be sourced within the private label project across the categories
  • Identify and sourcing key consumer trends in online grocery /Q-commerce business
  • Source & negotiate the required selection with the best prices, quality and minimum MOQ that meets the business objectives, and ensure a competitive commercial terms with the suppliers.
  • Collaborate with the merchandising team to ensure the success of the launched campaigns.
  • Collaborate with the supply chain team to ensure the stock availability and smooth onboarding of the new added items.
  • Collaborate with the pricing team in sourcing competitive prices to maintain the category profitability.
  • Work closely with the supplier and maintain the relationship with them through business reviews and growth planning.
  • Work with the category assistant to ensure the hygiene of the item's content and maintain the right visibility on the App

What you’ll need 

Successful candidates will have a passionate commitment to improving the lives of people, an insane focus on excellence and customer centricity, and a strong alignment with our core values and purpose.

    • At least 5+ years of experience in the grocery private label industry in Buying or Category Management . Time spent in tech or a start-up is a plus
    • Experience negotiating with manufacturers, FMCGs or brand owners. You will be proactively reaching out to brands to build a partnership.
    • You are an excellent communicator with strong influencing skills.
    • You never hesitate to roll up your sleeves and address something hands-on, you persevere when others fall away
    • Analytical skills is a big plus

What we’ll provide you

We offer colleagues the opportunity to drive impact in the region while they learn and grow. As a full time Careem colleague, you will be able to:

  • Work and learn from great minds by joining a community of inspiring colleagues.
  • Put your passion to work in a purposeful organisation dedicated to creating impact in a region with a lot of untapped potential.
  • Explore new opportunities to learn and grow every day.
  • Work 4 days a week in office & 1 day from home, and remotely from any country in the world for 30 days a year with unlimited vacation days per year. (If you are in an individual contributor role in tech, you will have 2 office days a week and 3 to work from home.)
  • Access to healthcare benefits and fitness reimbursements for health activities including gym, health club, and training classes.

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