Category Manager

Job description

Would you like to be part of a fast-growing and dynamic omni-channel retailer? Do you have what it takes to lead our work in category management and product development?  Then get in touch with us right away! 

International Bike Group
International Bike Group is the leading omnichannel bike retailer in the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden and Denmark! The past couple of years we have been growing at top speed due to our obsession with customer satisfaction and drive for commercial and operational excellence. We are date drive at the core of the company, and encourage entrepreneurship to ensure that we react quickly to new trends.

Great position!
As Category Manager, you are responsible for the purchasing strategy of all of our branded and private label products. You will supervise 2 teams with a total of 6 people: the brand team and private label team. Furthermore, you will engage with all the key stakeholders inside our organization as well as manage the relationship with all our suppliers. Teamwork is key in this role, so you will engage, motivate, challenge and support the colleagues in your team!

In this role you be at the core of our sales and category strategy, and you will be responsible for the following key area’s:

Category strategy
You will be responsible for defining and monitoring our category strategy. You will determine what our sales mix should be, and coordinate this strategy together with the commercial teams (Stores, Callcenter and E-commerce). You will drive all required analysis to monitor current sales and identify new opportunities. 

Stock and pipeline management
You will monitor our stock turn performance and identify stock issues in an early stage to mitigate any issues. In this process, you will have a 3-9 month outlook also managing our pipeline stock of private label products. New product development You will set the development and quality improvement agenda for our new product development team. Identifying new product opportunities. You will manage the new private label team on a daily basis and monitor progress on set timelines. 

Supplier management
You will engage with all our key suppliers managing our longterm partnerships with them. Whilst doing so you will optimize our trade terms. For our branded suppliers, you develop a clear retailer proposition, developing long term relationships and defining joint sales promotion to maximize sales.  
The job is based in Amsterdam, and there will be travel activity when required



* Master's Degree

* Buying experience in a retail branch

* Successful proven management experience

* Exceptionally good organizational and planning skills

* Strong analytical quantitative skills

* Strong negotiating skills

* Fluent in Dutch and English

What’s in it for you?!

* A unique step in your career in an innovative and unbelievably fast growing company

* The chance to leave your footprint on our road to success 

* Money - a salary that matches your experience, potential and ambitions

* A dynamic culture with fun company lunches, drinks and other social activities such as our company ping-pong tournament – creating our unique company culture

Ready to disturb the market?

Do you want to work at a typical Dutch company with an international spirit? A company where people are super driven, open-minded and where you can feel the vibe of the Dutch “gezelligheid” from the moment you walk in? Join our team!