Finance and Economics Management & Business Others Marketing and PR Supply Chain and Procurement
3 - 5 Years
Category Manager, Netherlands
We are a technology start-up in stealth-mode that is led by an experienced founding team with previous IPO, exit and leadership experiences at companies like Amazon, Delivery Hero and Rocket Internet. We are backed by the world’s leading venture capitalists and are seeking smart, hands-on and energetic talent to add to our team.
We are passionate about disrupting the future of global convenience retail, through on-demand delivery, and are laser-focused on creating a product that is geared towards delivering a lovable experience to our customers.
We’re currently recruiting our first fully-fledged team and you’ll have the opportunity to join us early as a key team member with clear paths for growth.
As our Category Manager, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work alongside an experienced C-Suite and work in a fast-paced, early-stage start-up environment. You will be instrumental in defining, sourcing and improving our offering to the customer. You will work directly with our Founder & COO.
Your responsibilities will include:
Developing and executing a clear category plan fitting our on-demand delivery convenience offering
Collaborating with merchandisers to continuous optimise product categories to fit our customers needs
Defining sourcing and procurement strategies to support our rapid and sustainable growth
Discovering suppliers and initiating business and organisation partnerships
Negotiating with suppliers to secure advantageous terms
Supporting the replenishment process
Analysing data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends
Recruiting and training a team of highly skilled category management professionals
Determining KPIs and OKRs and tracking performance on a regular basis with insightful reports
Prior experience as category manager or similar role. Experience in the categories snacks and alcoholic beverages is a plus.
BSc/BA in business administration, marketing or related field (or equivalent)
Passion for technology, start-ups and on-demand services
Attention to detail while while not sacrificing speed and scalability
Extremely organised and comfortable with extensive documentation and communication in writing
Hands-on mentality willing to roll your sleeves up
Entrepreneurial mindset, comfortable in highly ambiguous environment and able to independently take responsibility from day one