We are looking for a fulltime Category Manager to join our product team.
The product team is currently changing towards a bigger focus on building sales and profit with products that satisfy consumer needs and establish competitive advantages. We would like to get in touch with candidates with a strong analytical, teamwork and communication skills and a keen eye for business development. Your daily work will be challenging and demanding, because you are the one who determine our product range. The product team consists of 3 category managers and they all have the support of a merchandiser.
Your job include this:
Insight: Determine data & feedback requirements relating to products, markets (consumers, competitors and customers.
Strategy: Develop and implement the product – new and existing - strategies of a category which are aligned with the total product portfolio.
Go to Market (end to end management): Develop, coordinate & implement merchandise plan and go-to-market / launch plans for category which include:
Briefing various stakeholders:
New product development and project management: Identify new product opportunities within the category product ranges. Translate these into product development projects and manage them from concept to market delivery.
Feedback: Establish and maintain feedback loops on key KPI’s with various stakeholders.
Specific feedback on product & assortment & channel performances to effectively manage the business.
The Vlisco Group is a company with an exciting story to tell. For almost 170 years, Vlisco has created high-end and highly desired textiles, which have become part of the vibrant culture of West and Central Africa. Vlisco Group has four brands in it’s portfolio: Vlisco, Woodin, Uniwax and GTP. Design, Fashion, Creativity, Innovation and Quality are the overall brand values. With headquarters and production facilities in Holland, Ivory Coast and Ghana, numerous local commercial organizations and around 2.300 employees, Vlisco Netherlands is looking for candidates who can contribute to developing our future business.
Individuals who feel at home in our international culture and can relate to the dynamic and creative nature of our business. Individuals who themselves have a story to tell.
What we ask of you:
You are an analytical, decisive and enterprising person and you see your added value in a tighter commitment and the shaping of a strong product organization across the company. You will interact a lot with various parties, why it is very important that you are able to communicate in a clear and understandable manner, while keeping in mind what the internal and external clients ask of you. You are capable of asking the right questions in order to gain a greater understanding of the needs of your environment. You are a real mediator and proactive when it comes to doing your job. Due to your natural desire to develop and improve, you will contribute in a proactive way to the continuing professionalization of the department. You have patience and decisiveness, to develop important changes and you can deal with the daily dynamics with a hands-on attitude.
Furthermore, we ask of you:
Vlisco, part of the Vlisco Group, is a design company with an exceptional story. For more than 170 years, Vlisco has been designing and developing luxury fabrics which have influenced the fashion landscape in West and Central Africa with their vibrant colors and expressive designs.
What we offer
In case you would like to receive more information about this position you can contact Rebecca Stumpel (06-22487269). You can apply uploading your resume and motivation via the apply button. Thank you.