Senior Category Manager

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 €1.5 billion in 2019, 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.


In order to help pet parents to cover their pets needs and get access to best value-for-money product portfolio, zooplus cooperate with the most relevant manufacturers in the pet industry. The vendor management team take care of the relationship with our business partner in order to offer tailor made assortment in the 30 countries we operate.


We have a fantastic opportunity for an exceptional candidate to become part of the success story and join the zooplus team in our modern office in the heart of Oxford. As a Senior Category Manager, you are part of the Vendor Management Team and will contribute actively to the article selection, sales and marketing strategy and route-to-market optimization for one or several key manufacturers.


Key responsibilities:

  • Autonomous product range planning and implementation including listing and delisting decisions
  • Planning, development and execution of marketing promotions
  • Monitoring and analysis of supplier and category performance
  • Sales forecasting on account level
  • Conducting market, competition and range analyses
  • Responsible for defining and executing a local brand strategy including acquisition of new suppliers
  • Key contact for negotiating and specifying framework conditions and promotions with suppliers
  • Actively managing the relationship with internal departments like Sales, Supply Chain Management and Accounting

Requirements

What we are looking for

  • Graduate degree in a business-related discipline
  • Significant and relevant work experience in the FMCG industry or retail business as a (Senior) Category Manager, Vendor Manager and/or Buyer, ideally in e-commerce
  • Experience in an international working environment combined with excellent intercultural communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a very dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical and communication skills (internally and externally)
  • Experience in leading supplier negotiations
  • Distinct ability to understand and implement customer needs and market requirements
  • Proficient in MS-Office, especially in MS Excel and Powerpoint
  • Excellent verbal and written English language skills, further languages are an advantage

    What makes zooplus a great place to work
    • Motivated and friendly teams from over 50 nationalities
    • Flexible working hours and healthy work-life balance with 28 vacation days (plus Dec 24th and 31st)
    • Refreshments and fresh fruits
    • Modern work spaces, state-of-the-art equipment and mobile phones 
    • Continuous development through internal and external training opportunities
    • Employee discount for all company shops
    • Simplyhealth Cash Plan (after probation period)
    • Cycle to work scheme (after probation period)
    • Group Life Insurance (after probation period)
    • Social events

      To apply, please email a copy of your CV a covering letter explaining why you think you should be considered for this role and your salary expectation to personnel@zooplus.co.uk