Product Manager Private Label Food (f/m/d)

Job description

Number 1 in Europe!

zooplus AG is Europe’s leading online retailer of pet supplies. With over 8 million active customers in more than 30 European countries and 1.842 billion Euro revenue in 2020, 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 1.000 interdisciplinary specialists and managers from more than 50 countries. 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.

The Own Brands food team at zooplus deals with the planning, management and control of exciting own pet food brands during the product life cycle from market maturity to market exit. The Product Management Team is in the driver seat for the successful development of each Own Brand and its assortment, tailored to the emotional pet food and dynamic e-commerce business. The team is passionate, customer-centric and skilled in brand- and project management, what we also expect from you. Do you love pets, products and brands? Then reach out to us.

Your Responsibilities in this role:

  • Development of the specific private label strategy in coordination with the Group Product Manager.
  • Definition of assortment strategies.
  • Responsibility for operational brand and project management for specific private labels.
  • Sales responsibility for the specific private labels to be supported in the individual markets.
  • Proactive and systematic development of the specific private labels according to the brand positioning through new products and marketing plans.
  • Support of the Group Product Manager (GPM) in daily business operations.
  • Interpretation of existing reports and continuous key figure analysis as well as optimisation with regard to the cost situation, article availability, margin, turnover – and implement conclusions proactively into daily work.
  • Continuous shelf maintenance and optimisation in the sense of increasing customer satisfaction and quality assurance.
  • Control of promotional measures and derivation of recommendations for action to achieve the respective sales targets.
  • Collaboration in the development of the specific own brand strategy in close cooperation with the GPM.
  • Independent management of external design and translation agencies.
  • Handling of declaration templates in over 20 different languages in accordance with directives/regulations in consultation with the Expert Team.


  • University degree in economics preferably with a focus on business administration/marketing.
  • 3-5 years of professional experience and passion for product management in FMCG, retail or pet food.
  • Experience in the independent support of brands, preferably, private labels.
  • Knowledge of the marketing mix and tools.
  • Experience in the cooperation and management of external agencies.
  • Analytical skills combined with the ability to cope with complex and large data volumes.
  • Profound Product Development Projects skills.
  • Very good command of written and spoken English.
  • Expert knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Hands-on mentality and flexibility.
  • High level of initiative and creativity for new ideas and to find solutions.

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. Additionally, we offer many benefits such as:

      28 labour days of vacation (plus December 24th and 31st)

      Flexibility first. Enter from 7 am to 10 am and organise yourself.

      🏠 Remote working flexibility (up to 60% remote).

      🏬 Offices in the city center of Madrid. Modern working spaces with table tennis, foosball, fresh fruit, beverages and company events.

      🏥 Private medical healthcare insurance for all our employees.

      📖 Continuous development through internal and external training opportunities.

      🎤 Participate in the technology community through our meetups and conferences.

      ✏ English, German and Spanish language courses.

      💲 Discount in our zooplus shop for all our employees.

      🤝 Referral program. You will receive a bonus by helping us finding the best talent.

      🌍 We encourage diversity, meet our motivated and friendly teammates from over 50 nationalities.

Did we make you curious?
Then send us your application in English via our online application form