Junior Category Manager

Job description

Number 1 in Europe!

zooplus AG is Europe’s leading online retailer of pet supplies. With over 6,8 million active customers in more than 30 European countries and 1,524 billion Euro revenue in 2019, zooplus is comfortably the market leader in the online segment. At zooplus, we believe e-commerce to be the sales model of today and for the future. E-commerce has become one of the fastest developing areas of business. Modern logistics centers, and the use of and personalization, mean that online sales can be handled with increasing efficiency.

Our employees are the key to our success!

The zooplus team currently consists of more than 750 interdisciplinary specialists and managers from more than 50 countries who work at 18 international sites in the Sales & Marketing, IT, Operations and Administration departments. So we can remain successful against our competitors in the future too, we are looking for individuals who can develop our business and help create a positive corporate culture by not only demonstrating versatile professional and methodological expertise, but also by showing a passion for performance, analysis and a solution-based approach. This includes dealing with rapid changes, intensive networking and an in-depth understanding of technology, the digital market and the business model's value-added chain.

As a Junior Category Manager your tasks will include:

  • Supporting the (Senior) Category Manager(s) in product range planning and implementation including listing and delisting
  • Planning, development and execution of marketing promotions
  • Monitoring and analysis of supplier and category performance
  • Negotiation and contract management
  • Sales forecasting on account level
  • Conducting market, competition and range analyses as well as price comparisons
  • Supporting and independent preparation and follow-up of supplier meetings
  • Actively working with internal departments like Purchasing Steering, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain Management and Accounting


  • Graduate degree in business-related discipline
  • 2-3 years work experience in a retail related Company/Department
  • Ability to understand customer needs and market requirements as well as intuitive feeling for brands and trends
  • Experience in negotiation and contract management
  • Experience in SCM (Supply Chain Management) operational topics
  • Ability to communicate internally with different departments and stakeholders
  • Able to deliver and implement quickly, open to iterative learning
  • Intercultural competence
  • Proficient MS-Office (especially Excel and Power Point)
  • Adobe/Google Analytics or other E-comm specific tools are an advantage
  • English at working language level. (German is a plus)
  • Availability to travel

What we are offering you

Become a part of our success story and seize the opportunity to take on a real challenge in a dynamically growing company where there is huge scope for development and short decision-making processes. We are offering you a versatile, international-facing role in our motivated team with colleagues from all over Europe. Our Spanish office is at a great location in Madrid, with great infrastructure links. Additionally, we offer many competitive benefits such as:

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ vacation (plus Dec 24 and 31 when they fall on a labor day)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Medical insurance
  • Company events
  • Free drinks and fresh fruit
  • Discount in zooplus shop…

Did we make you curious? 

Then send us your application in English via our online application form.