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Category Lead

Picnic

Picnic

Operations
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2022

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you’re a passionate buying / category management expert, we’re offering you the opportunity to join the diverse team at our Amsterdam HQ and make a real difference in our scale-up environment. 

🥜 In a nutshell 

Picnic is data-driven and complex – from pricing strategies, forecasting, warehouse automation, to the ever-expanding growth of our company, we are constantly faced with new challenges and opportunities…that’s where you come in! 

We are on the hunt for an ambitious Category Lead with superb negotiations skills while building lasting relationships with suppliers! You also offer entrepreneurial, realistic, and practical business opportunities. Have a forward-thinking idea? Tell your team, modify it, evaluate, experiment, and then make a real impact in our company!

🎯 What you’ll do

  • Use a data-first approach to identify opportunities for your category
  • Create and execute a pragmatic plan to drive the category improvements
  • Define clear negotiation strategies to ensure competitive conditions with our suppliers
  • Run negotiations with many suppliers from start until signed contract
  • Work together with and lead your category team to bring the best to our customers

⭐ About you

  • BSc. or MSc. degree in Business Administration, (Business) Economics or equivalent
  • 6+ years of experience as a Buyer and/or Category Manager in a similar industry 
  • Experience with leading a category team
  • Good people knowledge and skills
  • Lots of energy and persistence
  • Go getting mentality, hands-on and nothing is impossible mindset
  • You know how to get the best best deals and are able to understand and assess what’s on “the nego table”
  • You understand who you’re talking to, their interests and stakeholder context     
  • You know how to build relationships
  • Fluency in Dutch and English

 

📖 Picnic perks

Every expert was once a beginner! 
You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses.

Make a difference
You’ll work in an awesome scale-up environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place! 

Teamwork makes the dream work
With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat
You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Stay healthy
Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials. There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing! 

Attractive package
We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self.

Work-life balance
Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model. 

Commitment to equal opportunities 
Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law. 

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves. 

Our recruitment process

Phone screening

Online test

Interviews

Assessment day

Closing interview

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