Junior Category Manager EMEA

International FMCG company
  • Amsterdam
  • Vast
  • HBO, WO
  • 40 uur
  • Thuiswerken mogelijk
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Jesse Kuiper senior recruitment consultant

A conceptual thinker, highly analytical and with a love for interpreting all the data, with an eye for detail. A problem solver, with a business acumen; result-driven, great knowledge of different cultures (and preferably their way of working in the DACH area). Independent and a self-starter who wants to learn the insight of Category Management, to be able to manage her/his own region in time.

Purpose of the Job

Deliver category growth and incremental sales on general and customer specific level. And delivering insights to develop category strategy through range, space, promotions, formats, shopper marketing and retail execution. 

Key accountabilities

  • Contribute to category management strategy as well as a standardized way of working with respect to Category management across all regions for EMEA. 
  • Contribute to category vision focusing on shopper insights, category definition and segmentation, category drivers and point of purchase. 
  • Support the development and delivery of shopper solutions (specific plans and objectives) for product, placement, promotions and pricing (right range, right space and right format per strategic key account), including store trials and the roll-out of a differentiated plan for both the retail and petrol channel.
  • Contribute to shopper led selling stories for new products.
  • Support category relationships externally with key accounts and shopper focused partnerships with our retailers.
  • Deliver actionable category insights that targets to change shopper behaviour.
  • Use actionable shopper insights for customers (channel, customer, shopper, consumer, and mission) from diverse data sources to customize category value drivers, and build a roadmap.
  • Create customer specific range, space and distribution solutions for optimal assortment for customer, category and own products.
  • Implement customer marketing programs targeted to retailers, wholesalers and distributors and coordinate and implement these.
  • Embracing the companies culture, incorporating its values into every day work life, acting as a culture ambassador and brand steward.


  • Master degree with at least 1 year of relevant experience in FMCG/Food/Retail
  • Strong Excel proficiency 
  • Experience working with service providers, Nielsen, IRI, Kantar or Dunhummby 
  • Awareness of shopper marketing activation, advantageous
  • Fluent in professional English is needed and other European languages is preferred


  • Loving number analysis, is extremely accurate
  • Hands on mentality, getting things done, drive for results
  • Effective communication, planning and influencing skills
  • Energetic and enthusiastic ‘self-starter’
  • Category Insight experience with a working knowledge of Trade and Shopper Panels will be an advantage


  • Competitive salary, including performance related variable reward and pension scheme
  • Starting date: asap
  • 40 hours per week
  • 3 days office - 2 days home
  • 1 year contract (extension with good functioning)


Our client is an international company within the FMCG. It is a family owned and value driven company with its global head office in the US and the EMEA head office in Amsterdam. We have one focus and one focus only: growth – both in business and personally. We offer excellent working conditions and a more than competitive salary, including performance related variable reward and pension scheme.


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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