Job Title: Associate Category Manager at meesho

 Job Title: Associate Category Manager

Job Title: Associate Category Manager

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka

Employment Type: Full-Time (Hybrid)

About the Team:

We are tackling a unique challenge, one that sets us apart from other e-commerce companies. Our mission is to create an e-commerce platform for the Next Billion Users, those in Tier-2+ markets who are new to online shopping. Our category teams are as diverse as our users, and we work tirelessly to democratize internet commerce for everyone.

Our teams consist of Senior Business Managers/Business Managers, Associate Business Managers, Key Account Managers, and Business Development Executives. We collaborate with the Category Marketing, Product, User Growth, and Operations teams to maintain our position as the top shopping destination for Bharat users. We are a team of passionate and energetic individuals who operate like entrepreneurs, thriving in a high-speed environment. If you're looking for a career with growth opportunities and a supportive work environment, we are the right place for you!

About the Role:

We are seeking a dynamic and result-oriented Category Associate who can demonstrate strong execution skills and possess a high analytical acumen to navigate through complexity and uncertainty.

As a Category Associate, your responsibilities will include devising and executing plans to expand supplier businesses, increase product selection, and ensure competitive pricing within your category. You will also play a vital role in enabling the entire team to consistently deliver exceptional performance. If you enjoy problem-solving, thrive in leadership roles, and have a passion for establishing and improving business processes, we encourage you to submit your application. We offer an excellent work culture, a dynamic learning environment, and an exciting professional journey.

Key Responsibilities:

Mentor, motivate, and provide direction to a team of Key Account Managers.

Advocate Meesho's values and principles within your team.

Collaborate with central teams to ensure a wide selection, competitive prices, and enhanced discoverability on the platform.

Develop robust processes to facilitate the smooth execution of critical tasks.

Define Key Result Areas (KRAs) and goals for the team and individuals, along with evaluating success metrics.

Effectively communicate priorities and key decisions to stakeholders through exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills.

Drive higher supplier engagement and prompt problem resolution by guiding your team effectively.

Tackle challenges with confidence and build processes to enhance efficiency and outcomes.

Influence strategic decisions across the organization by earning the trust of stakeholders and utilizing quantitative and qualitative data to drive decisions and measure success.

Assist in defining short and medium-term goals for the category, design execution roadmaps, and set team priorities that align with the company's overall strategic objectives.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering (BE/B.Tech) from Tier 2+ institutes.

MBA is preferred.

1-3 years of overall work experience, with at least 1 year in a leadership role.

Experience in startups and fast-paced environments is an advantage.

Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel for data analysis and building a point of view.

Demonstrated ability to think strategically and tactically.

Deep understanding of business and customer dynamics.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Proven ability to lead a team and manage relevant stakeholders.

About Meesho:

Welcome to Meesho, India's one-of-a-kind e-commerce marketplace. Meesho was founded with a vision to be the e-commerce destination for the next billion Indian consumers and to empower 100 million small businesses to succeed online. We are democratizing internet commerce in India, offering sellers industry-first benefits such as zero commission and the lowest shipping costs. With over 1.4 million registered sellers, Meesho is growing their businesses by leveraging our extensive customer base and state-of-the-art technology infrastructure.

Meesho has been a catalyst for individual entrepreneurs, enabling them to start an online business with zero initial investment. What sets us apart is our pioneering 0% commission model for sellers, a groundbreaking concept in the Indian e-commerce landscape. Our mission extends beyond being a platform; we aim to be the e-commerce destination for Bharat, emphasizing inclusivity and accessibility.

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Key Meesho Milestones:

Valuation of $4.9 billion

Backed by renowned investors like Sequoia Capital, Softbank, Fidelity, Prosus Ventures, Facebook, and Elevation Capital

Featured in Y Combinator's 2021 Top Companies List

The only Indian startup featured in Fast Company's The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2020

6th spot in Linkedin's Top Startups List in 2021

Processing 9 crore orders every month

Approximately 13 Lakh sellers on the platform

75% of users are from Tier 2+ ci

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