Category Manager in Munich (Germany)

Where: Munich (Germany)

Extent of Work: Full time

Click here to apply in English

 

What You Will Be Responsible For

  • Taking primary responsibility for the Scandinavian product assortment, including sales targets
  • Developing a local range strategy to align with the global product strategy
  • Undertaking continuous product lifecycle management to optimise the ranges in your area of responsibility, including listing / delisting decisions and profitability analysis
  • Sales planning and the corresponding management of product sell-through
  • Implementing an attractive promotional presentation of products
  • Planning, development and execution of marketing promotions and offers
  • Conducting market, competition and range analyses as well as price comparisons
  • Independent communication with suppliers including preparation and conclusion
  • Responsible to define and execute a strategy for developing the assigned key food suppliers in your region; furthermore autonomous supplier management through active network management and supplier analysis
  • Key contact for negotiating and specifying framework conditions with suppliers
  • Actively managing the relationship with existing suppliers in close cooperation with Accounting, Category Management and other Supply Chain functions e.g. to ensure application of agreed terms & conditions and product availability
  • Constant monitoring of supplier performance and internal presentation of results to Head of department and Management Board
  • Working closely with central Purchasing and Sales

What We Are Looking For

  • Graduate degree in business-related discipline
  • At least 3 years’ relevant work experience, ideally in the pet industry or FMCG
  • Native Danish/Swedish and excellent verbal and written English skills; further Scandinavian languages and German skills are an advantage
  • Experience working in an eCommerce / retail environment an advantage
  • Able to work very independently and to realise and implement quickly, open to iterative learning
  • Intercultural competence as well as analytical and strategic thinking
  • Ability to understand customer needs and market requirements as well as an intuitive feeling for brands and trends
  • Internet affinity, product and industry knowledge in the pet supplies, pet food and FMCG industry
  • Assertive and self-confident, coupled with communication and negotiation skills
  • High analytical skills and proficient in Excel
  • Willingness to travel

What We Are Offering YouBecome a part of our success story and seize the opportunity to take on a real challenge in a dynamically growing company where there is huge scope for development and short decision-making processes. We are offering you a versatile, international-facing role in our motivated team with colleagues from all over Europe. Our office is located at the heart of Munich city centre near Stachus and has excellent infrastructure links. Additionally we offer competitive benefits such as fresh fruits, free Beverages and Company Fitness.Are you interested?Then send us your application – resume, motivation letter, indication of your desired salary and possible starting date in German or English via our online application form.

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