Category Manager International Key Account (f/m/d)

Job description

Do you want to actively shape the future in a highly successful digital business model and leave your own footprints? Do you have a hands-on mentality, enjoy building professional and cooperative supplier relationships and the customer-oriented implementation of strategic projects and marketing activities? Then this is the right place for you.

As a Category Manager International Key Account, you will be part of the Vendor Management Team and will actively contribute in the building of a strategic partnership with one of the most relevant manufacturers in the pet food industry. In close coordination with all relevant functions in the company, you support the development, maintenance and offering of your Vendor and use your strong analytical skills to deliver customer centric solutions. A first international online and/or FMCG-experience will help you to achieve the challenging operational and strategic objectives of the company.

Join us and be part of a very experienced, diverse and international team with an high potential for growth! 

What can you expect:

  • Independent development, implementation and controlling of a product range strategy for the responsible area
  • Undertaking continuous product lifecycle management to optimize the ranges in the area of responsibility
  • Continuous performance analyses of the product assortment following the relevant KPIs, developing concrete actions to improve the article performance as well as implementation and controlling of the actions.
  • Independent communication with the suppliers including preparation and follow-up according to strategy
  • Self-contained negotiation of supplier terms and conditions
  • Cross functional networking with Sales team, Replenishment, Supply Chain Development and Master data to ensure an efficient assortment management along the whole product lifecycle.
  • Project management for the own area of responsibility as well as intra-functional projects.


We need your expertise:

  • University degree in economics with a focus on marketing or business administration including at least 3 years work experience in the area of Category Management, Product Management or Purchasing (ideally within retailing or the pet industry
  • Work experience in an e-commerce / mail-order international environment is an advantage
  • Intercultural competence, ideally working experience through internships/ semester abroad
  • High e-commerce affinity with a very good retail understanding
  • Experience in project work based on analytical and strategic thinking and ability to structure complex facts
  • Ability to understand customer needs and market requirements as well as intuitive feeling for brands and trends
  • Experience in communication with suppliers and business partners as well as corresponding assertiveness, communication skills and negotiation skills
  • Ability to deliver and implement quickly, open to iterative learning
  • Passion for big data analysis as well as proficient MS-Office (especially Excel and Power Point)
  • Verbal and written language skills necessary for area of responsibility as well as excellent English skills. Additional languages skills are an advantage.

What makes zooplus a great place to work:

Become 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 in the city center of Munich, with great infrastructure links. Additionally, we offer many benefits such as:

    28 labour days of vacation (plus December 24th and 31st)

    Flexibel working hours - organize yourself

    🏠 Remote working flexibility.

    🏬 Offices in the city center of Munich. Modern working spaces with fresh fruit, beverages, company events, partnership with a selected gym, company pension scheme, mobile phones and a dedicated buddy to support your onboarding.

    📖 Continuous development through internal and external training opportunities.

    🎤 Participate in the technology community through our meetups and conferences.

    ✏ English, German, etc. language courses.

    💲 Discount in our zooplus shop for all our employees.

    🤝 Referral program. You will receive a bonus by helping us finding the best talent.

    🌍 We encourage diversity, meet our motivated and friendly teammates from over 50 nationalities.

    Did we make you curious?

Then send us your application via our online application form.