Category Manager at Simpl
Bangalore, IN / Karnataka, IN

Simpl is focused on transforming how Indians deal with money. Its first product is a payment mode that lets users skip traditional forms of payments entirely. Instead, all the transactions get aggregated into a single bill, payable on the 1st and 16th of every month. This way, the checkout process takes less than a few seconds - making it a win-win for merchants and users alike.

 

In place of traditional forms of identification and authentication, Simpl integrates deeply into the merchant apps via SDKs and APIs which allows for more sophisticated forms of authentication that take full advantage of the processing power of your smartphone. Simpl was founded in 2015 by Nityanand Sharma and Chaitra Chidanand and went live in 2016

 

As Category Manager for the business you shall be primarily responsible for delivering the P&L targets of the business. You will be responsible for laying out a multi year strategy for evolution and growth of the business as well as leading execution plans in a cross functional environment. You will be the one responsible for maximizing consumer appeal. Relationships with internal and external stakeholders will be part of your KPI

An excellent category manager must have extensive experience in understanding consumer needs and the retail environment. You must have a commercial mindset with a full comprehension of marketing & sales principles. Exceptional communication skills are also key for category managers. The goal is to increase sales and profitability of business to drive sustainable growth

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • AOP & OKR Planning with a keen focus on Growth and P&L by aligning all the internal teams across Business, Risk, Product, Technology, Customer Support, Marketing
  • Monitor & Manage the OKRs and other key business metrics; Report the performance to internal & external stakeholders
  • Merchant Relationships and BD: Regular interaction with the sales & account management teams as well as periodic interactions with merchants
  • Product: Monitor global trends in consumer behavior; payments & BNPL space in particular to evolve the product proposition in conjunction with the Product Team
  • Special Projects: Tackle crucial projects around growth, risk and retention to ensure network health and deliver sustainable growth (Loyalty constructs, Repayment & Delinquency trade offs..)
  • Cross Functional Ownership: Manage relationships and take accountability of the end to end delivery of tasks to lead growth, conversion and additional revenue margins

 

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Prior P&L / Corporate Development / Corporate Strategy / Category Management / Product Management experience preferable
  • Self starter with excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and analytical skills with the expertise to manage multiple, competing priorities in the heat of battle
  • Demonstrated ability to operate both strategically and tactically in a fast paced environment with the prowess to identify and solve ambiguous problems
  • Excellent understanding of the market and consumer trends
  • Ability to build strong business relationships & communicate effectively with different functional teams and levels
  • Approximately 3-5 years of experience
  • MBA from top-tier institute preferred