Team Lead Vendor Management – Branded Accessories (all genders) - #3964672

zooplus SE

Datum: vor 2 Wochen
Stadt: München, Bayern
Vertragstyp: Vollzeit
zooplus SE
Company Description More than 20 years ago, zooplus was one of the first to bring the pet category into the world of eCommerce. Today, we stand strong as Europe’s leading online pet platform, delivering moments of happiness to more than 9 million pet parents each year.
Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional Team Lead Vendor Management who will increase the commercial performance of third-party brands within accessories. Leading and developing a high-performing international team, you will be the main driver in bringing the role of Branded Accessories for zooplus to the next level by defining supplier and portfolio strategy, thus, having a great impact on the success of the business.

Are you ready to take on this challenge?

As the Team Lead Vendor Management, your responsibilities will include:

  • Functional and disciplinary management of category management and purchasing teams within branded accessories
  • Defining and implementing category and team strategy in accordance with overall departmental and company objectives including vendor selection, portfolio growth, promotional activities
  • Taking holistic responsibility for the account management of third-party vendors including contracts, commercial terms, product and portfolio management, marketing, and promotions
  • Ensuring the achievement of P&L and KPI targets for branded accessories – particularly key commercial targets such as net sales, margin, portfolio, liquidity and promotional activities
  • Defining a supplier strategy including sourcing channels, operational optimization and planning
  • Managing supplier relationships, driving strategic vendor negotiations and functioning as an escalation level
  • Leading and supporting diverse team functions into a cohesive business unit
  • Establishing bottom-up negotiation, selection, and convenience goals for vendor management that deliver long-term positive results
  • Displaying a holistic commercial approach within a complex international e-commerce environment
  • Setting direction and aligning the vendor management team to drive category selection and growth strategies; developing processes to audit team inputs
  • Performing quantitative analyses and deep-diving to identify growth opportunities and corrective actions
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams on systems and processes improvement initiatives to support business needs
  • Effective management of projects and agendas across a broad range of cross-functional teams ensuring alignment with peer departments
  • Functioning as the key contact person for internal stakeholders with regards to performance of branded accessories

  • Graduate degree in a business-related discipline, ideally master’s degree in business administration (MBA)
  • 7+ years of relevant work experience in a strategic and operational function in Vendor Management, Purchasing, Category Management, ideally in FMCG-retail or e-commerce environment
  • Experience with account management of a diverse and global vendor network, development of sourcing channels, and multi-national stakeholders is a prerequisite
  • Good knowledge of international channel, sales, and marketing strategies – ideally in an e-commerce framework
  • Fundamental professional experience in category management, portfolio selection, brand positioning, and purchasing in a retail environment – ideally e-commerce
  • Profound knowledge in quantitative and root-cause analyses paired with rational decision-making
  • Ability to integrate data analysis and business rationale into decision making
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with diverse stakeholders and function in a high-energy, fast-paced and change-driven environment
  • Experience in leading a team encompassing multiple functions / locations
  • Highly polished communication skills - speaking, writing, presenting and negotiating
  • Fluent German and English language skills

Additional Information

With more than 1,000 passionate professionals located across 10 European offices, we believe our success comes from working together and leveraging our international strengths. Expect to work in a hybrid environment, collaborating with colleagues in different locations remotely or face-to-face at the office

Our benefits:
20% discount in our zooplus shop
Internal and external training
Team events
28 vacation days and days off on 24th and 31st of December
️ Corporate rates at a local gym chain (Body & Soul)
Company mobile phone for work and personal use

Want to know more? Learn more about who we are and what we do and visit our LinkedIn company profile.

zooplus is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.