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Category Vendor Manager / Buyer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Hünenberg, CH

Your mission
As a Category Vendor Manager you are responsible for expanding the portfolio for one of the following categories and their suppliers: Music (label experience preferred), Movies (label experience preferred), Books (publisher experience preferred), Electronics, Software, Games, Telecommunication, Audio & Hifi, Household, Drugstore, Toys & Modelling, Building Hardware & Garden, Pet Supplies, Cars & Motorcycles, Sports & Leisures. Covering the Buy-Side of Category Management you will be entrusted with the overall management of revenue, profit, and goal-setting of your category. You will ensure that our customers have the most attractive product offering in the online market and we have a supplier base that aspires to be customer-obsessed. You will execute on the company strategy through developing and cultivating new as well as existing supplier relationships and thus drive portfolio expansion. You will strive to connect with internal business partners to help facilitate the expansion focus areas and get appropriate attention with pricing, marketing, and supply chain.

Key responsibilities
  • Overall responsibility for the increase in revenue and profits as well as the growth of assigned category (e.g. through driving (re)negotiations with our suppliers).
  • Supplier management for assigned category groups. You source external suppliers to acquire and maintain comprehensive product information for the assigned categories, including product specifications, product images, and additional product content (e.g. videos). Design and execute a category line structure for your domain category that maximizes revenue and customer relevance.
  • Driving results through the execution of product line tactics, including SKU selection and strategic sourcing initiatives - including fact-based negotiations (supplier and industry analysis. benchmarks, cost structure analysis) for all associated categories.
  • Identifying supplier risk areas and quantifying risk exposure for managed categories and executing risk mitigation actions.
  • Manage and expand your domain’s product lines by researching customer needs and competitor product lines. You have a strong awareness of our overall product palette, and provide leadership to your content management sparring partner on product blend and completeness of offering.
  • Optimize and increase listing visibility and traffic through close collaboration with our Marketing team.
  • Monitor, analyze and report on performance metrics, sales, pricing, and competitive listings.
  • You are able to lead change, demonstrate agility in relation to change and ensure a continuously high performing team. You inspire others in order to reach stated objectives
Your profile
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of procurement experience in category domain field (ideally retail/e-commerce)
  • Ideally already experienced in senior purchasing role with active relationships to suppliers of the respective category
  • Experience working on large product assortments for e-commerce channels and customer requirements with Supply Chain and product information
  • Strong analytical and business skills with complex market dynamics
  • Effective at interpreting complex and multiple sources of information to make decisions
  • Motivation to improve processes to eliminate non-value adding activities
  • Highly effective collaboration skills (team player)
  • Very good German and English language skills (written and verbal)
Why us?
  • A cooperative, multinational working culture with flat hierarchies
  • Independent working environment with the chance to leave your own footprint
  • Flexible working hours, Home Office
  • Working with state-of-the-art technology in e-commerce
  • Support of your on-the-job and educational growth
  • Young, energetic & fun team
  • Free parking
  • Fruit, snacks, hot & cold drinks
Have you caught fire for this great challenge at Dodax? Great, we can't wait to meet you!
About us
Dodax is a dynamic, global e-commerce company. We refer to several million items and customers from all over the world. Think Global is our guiding principle: Our offices are positioned internationally (in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Poland).
Do you like to work independently? Can you roll up your sleeves, work hard, have fun and do your job to the fullest satisfaction? Then bring your skills and personality to our team to win the likely challenges for Dodax.
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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