Team Lead Vendor Manager E-Commerce (m/w/d)

Job description

In the role of Team Leader Vendor Manager E-Commerce (Food) you will be responsible for leading a high-performing international team of vendor and category managers as well as partner supplier-based relationships.

In close coordination with all relevant functions in the company, you will be responsible for developing, maintaining, and offering a customer and market-oriented brand label product range.


  • Independent development of the divisional strategy for the "SME-Food-Accounts" (Europe without DACH region) and control and further development of the suppliers
  • Responsibility for purchasing for new suppliers, including initial acquisition, supplier management, and contract management
  • Independent leadership, development, and coaching of the international vendor management team SME among 6 countries
  • Ensuring a continuous analysis of the product range, control and follow-up of measures to improve and optimize the product range performance
  • Supporting suppliers and deciding on listings and delistings and further development of the product range for which you are responsible
  • Close cooperation with cross-functional interfaces such as Sales, Marketing, Replenishment, and Finance
  • Optimization of processes and resources as well as the definition of task planning in the team


  • University degree in economics or similar studies
  • Sound knowledge of purchasing, category, and product management through several years of relevant experience in the FMCG sector
  • Management experience as Team Lead, preferably with sales responsibility
  • Solid understanding and experience in e-commerce peered with good retail knowledge
  • Good ability to analyze large amounts of data as well as confident handling of MS Office (especially Excel) and experience with SQL, SAP, Tableau is desirable
  • Experience in communicating with suppliers and service providers as well as appropriate assertiveness, communication, and negotiations skills combined with a strong client orientation
  • Excellent written and spoken English, further foreign language skills are an advantage
  • Management experience, preferably with sales responsibility

Our offer

Become part of our success story and take advantage of the opportunity for a real challenge in a dynamically growing company with great freedom and short decision-making paths. You can expect versatile tasks in our motivated team with an international orientation and colleagues from all over Europe. In addition, we offer you, among other things:

✈️ A total of 28 days' holiday/year (plus days off on 24 + 31 Dec.)

🏬 Flexible working hours & up to 60 % home office option

🏬 Office space directly in the heart of Munich

🐾 Employee discount in the zooplus shop

💰 Employee discounts for various online shops via our partner corporate benefits

☕ Free drinks and fruit in the office

📖 Further training opportunities

🎈 Employee events

🌎 We promote diversity! Get to know our motivated and friendly team colleagues from almost 60 countries.

In case you didn't know

zooplus AG was founded in Munich in 1999 and is now Europe's largest online retailer of pet supplies. With double-digit growth rates year after year, we are already represented in 30 European countries and expect further sustainable growth.

Are you curious?

Then send us your application via our online application form. We look forward to hearing from you!