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Category Buyer (m/w/d)



Accounting & Finance
Düsseldorf, Germany
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries everyday with our innovative and sustainable modern milkman, app-only concept. As part of our scale up phase, we're looking for Category Buyers to join our team and unlock the full potential of Picnic in Germany!

🥜 In a nutshell

Did you know that...

  • we are founded in 2015 and active in The Netherlands, Germany and France, counting 1000+ talents in our central offices?
  • we operate with a fleet of electric vehicles (read here) and do only next-day delivery that allows us to set up a sustainable supply chain model? 
  • we raised €600M in our Series D round of funding to further build and grow the best milkman on earth?

🎯 What challenges await you

As a Category Manager/Buyer, you'll play a central role in shaping and optimizing our assortment portfolio. Your expertise and passion for food, combined with strong customer focus will drive the development of a well-balanced product range. Your focus will be on: 

  • Using a data-first approach and working together with Senior Category Managers to identify opportunities for your category
  • Making the right trade-offs for topics like pricing, promotions, availability in your product portfolio
  • Working with supply chain, customer service and marketing teams to assure best category performance
  • Creating and executing a pragmatic plan to unlock the full potential of your category 
  • Working together with the category team to bring the best to our customers

⭐ Who you are

  • Bachelor or Master degree, preferably in an analytical, business, or equivalent education
  • 2-5 years of working experience in category management and buying (experience in fresh food industry is a plus)
  • Fluent communication in both, German and English
  • Strong analytical thinking: the ability to interpret and leverage KPIs and data effectively
  • Commercial awareness: understanding customer preferences and negotiating optimal deals

🏅 Your benefits

  • Join a fast-growing business with significant upward potential and career growth
  • Engage with talented Picnic'ers with a lot of international exposure
  • Embrace the Picnic culture of wonderful free breakfasts and lunches, memorable parties featuring the renowned Picnic band and even a company ski trip
  • Travel throughout Germany with your Deutschland ticket
  • Enjoy flexible working hours
  • All other essential items: competitive salary, 30 vacation days, comprehensive pension plan, laptop and phone

Discover an exciting career at Picnic, where your expertise will make a meaningful impact on our assortment, customers, and overall success.

Please submit your application in English. Thank you!

Groceries | Retail | Analytics | Negotiations | Portfolio Performance | Excel

Our recruitment process

Online test

Phone screening


Assessment day