Category Group Manager


Do you get excited about being part of our journey to become the digital industry leader? We are currently on the lookout for a person who can drive this journey within Product Management.

As the Category Group Manager you will lead the development and deployment of the Assortment Strategy and Category Plans. You will oversee the global assortment for the related product categories of a leading e-wholesaler in Europe. We have more than 500.000 products delivered in multiple European countries. In this role it is crucial to coordinate and monitor the performance and customer needs, on both European and country level. In the current, very volatile market dynamics, it is key that we have the right assortment available for our customers. Together with your team you will be responsible for initiating, coordinating and realizing successful introduction of new product ranges.

You will lead 7 Product Manager and act as a liaison between E-commerce, Sales, Procurement, Marketing, Finance and Operations. As we are facing rapid growth, you will be responsible for managing and leading change processes and take the team along on this journey.

Your role:

  • Setting-up sound pricing processes, -monitoring and -digitalization.

  • You will have a leading role in the implementation and adoption of the Assortment Strategy and the related Category Plans both global and local.

  • Setting up an Assortment Center of Excellence for structural assortment analysis to monitor performance in market versus competition and convert the data into relevant insights.

  • Enable market and competitive intelligence analyses to evaluate risks or opportunities in our assortment strategies.

  • Steer and monitor performance of assortment in the different product categories.

  • Develop and implement comprehensive communication strategies to educate local assortment managers and other business partners about assortment management best practices.

In this role you will report directly to the Director Product Management.

Who are you?

  • Completed bachelor or master’s degree.

  • On our mission to become more data driven, a digital minded is a must.

  • You are an experienced people manager

  • Experience in a Retail/Wholesale environment.

  • Great networking skills.

  • As the team is based in various countries, you must be an enthusiastic remote leader.

  • You feel comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and able to respond to change.

  • Great analytical skills and a commercial mindset.

What do we offer?

We are an ambitious, fast growing and financially sound organization and thus you can expect a few important things from us. We value personal development a lot so we offer great personal training budget for education and career opportunities. Besides your competitive monthly salary, we also offer:

  • Profit sharing bonus

  • 37 vacation days

  • Flexible working policy

  • Company car, laptop, phone

  • Generous pension plan

Who are we?

Johan Kramp started in 1951 from his garage in Varsseveld. When cycling he crossed borders to Germany: the beginning of the international millions company we are nowadays. We still follow the principles of Johan Kramp, but in time of today. Thanks to our ambitions we are active throughout Europe: a leading position in the agricultural market for parts. We heavily invest in Ecommerce and innovations. Our aim is to make it easy for our customers to run their business.

Working at Kramp means working with over 3000 international colleagues and despite our size we have retained our strong family culture. The people at Kramp are enthusiastic, professional, and involved. We speak our customers’ language, understand their challenges, and earn their trust to exceed their expectations. We think and actively work alongside them to provide a service second to none. Our promise “It’s that easy” is embedded in our culture and DNA.

Procedure and contact
In case you are interested in above role description and requirements, we’re interested in meeting with you! If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with Sophie ten Berge (Talent Acquisition Specialist)

Varsseveld (NL)