Lead Category Manager / Head of Category management (m/f)

Job Title: Lead Category Manager / Head of Category management (m/f)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Salary: €105000-135000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BH5874
Contact Name: Tom Fernandez-Buckley
Contact Email: tomf@venquis.com
Job Published: February 15, 2017 15:36

Job Description

For one of our NRW-based clients, a global market leader in providing customer-centric retailing solutions to retail and manufacturing companies, we are currently looking for a Lead Category Manager / Head of Category Management.


 The role:

  • Highlight category management opportunities in order to develop existing client accounts
  • Leverage internal tools and consult external clients and stakeholders
  • Act as a global thought leader on all category management topics
  • Be responsible for first-class delivery of the suite of new and existing company products
  • Support company growth by assisting with and delivering on new business opportunities


The ideal background:

  • Completed degree in a relevant field
  • 10+ years’ experience in Category Management within a retail/ CPG environment
  • Excellent understanding of the German and/or European grocery retail landscape
  • Solid expertise of Category Management processes (e.g. Assortment, Shelf & Promotion Optimization)
  • Proven experience in alignment, execution and measurement of Category Management projects
  • Good understanding of IT solutions supporting Category Management process
  • Experience with loyalty data is strongly preferred
  • Experience in successfully influencing senior executives
  • Fluency in English and German, further languages would be a bonus.


For consideration, please send us your comprehensive application documents (in English) as well as your salary expectations and we will be in touch for an initial conversation.

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