Product Manager - Private Label

Job description

Founded in 1999, zooplus has grown to become Europe’s largest e-Commerce retailer of pet food and supplies. With annual double-digit growth rate and revenue of over €1.8 billion in 2020, we have already successfully established our business model in 30 European countries and are expecting further sustainable growth in the years ahead. We have a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional candidate to become part of the success story and join our UK team in our modern office in the heart of Oxford.

The Own Brands food team at Zooplus leads the planning and management of our own pet food brands through the whole product lifecycle from launch to market maturity. As Product Manager – Private Label Food, you will be responsible for driving the development your brand(s) and its assortment, successfully addressing the emotional needs of our customers as well as the commercial requirements of a dynamic e-commerce business. We’re looking for someone who can combine first-class brand and project management skills with a genuine passion for pets, products and brands. Does this sound like you? Then reach out to us…

zooplus offers a Hybrid working model.


Your Responsibilities in this role:

  • Strategic and operational brand and project management with sales responsibility for the respective private labels
  • Development of competitive marketing plans for existing and new private labels and ensuring their implementation
  • Brand positioning without further guidance
  • Interpretation of existing reports and continuous key figure analysis as well as optimisation with regard to the cost situation, article availability, margin, turnover
  • Continuous shelf maintenance and optimisation in the sense of increasing customer satisfaction and quality assurance
  • Control of promotional measures and derivation of recommendations for action to achieve the respective sales targets
  • Collaboration in the development of the specific private label brand strategy in close cooperation with the Group Product Manager
  • Independent management of external design and translation agencies
  • Handling of declaration templates in over 20 different languages in accordance with directives/regulations in consultation with the Expert Team
  • Interface function to sales & marketing, replenishment, accounting and external partners and suppliers

Job Requirements

  • Graduate degree in relevant discipline, preferably economics/business administration/marketing
  • Significant professional experience in product management in FMCG, retail or pet food
  • Expertise in the independent support and development of brands and private labels
  • Experience managing external agencies
  • Analytical skills combined with the ability to cope with large, complex data sets
  • Proficiency in dealing with the relevant marketing processes and levers of a retailer, ideally e-commerce
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills, foreign language skills are an advantage
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Hands-on mentality and flexibility
  • High level of initiative and creativity for new ideas and to find solutions