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Category Manager (m/f/d) Italy in Cologne or remote (from Germany)

Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, KölnCategory Management & Procurement

Your Tasks

As one of Europe's leading online pharmacies with web stores in seven countries, SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE ensures every day that millions of people can rely on us when it comes to their health. Our category management continuously plans, manages and develops our e-commerce product portfolio with the aim of offering a range that is perfectly aligned with our customers' needs.

Your tasks

  • You manage and optimize existing assortments and identify new assortments for our Italian online store
  • You develop category structures and identify new trends
  • In order to push sales for our Italian market, you develop assortment strategies with the help of market insights in close cooperation with our Country Management
  • You identify new sources of supply in close cooperation with our purchasing department
  • You optimize processes and do your utmost to improve the shopping experience for our customers through service optimization, a broader product range, strategic pricing and assortment availability
  • You plan and coordinate marketing activities in close coordination with our departments Country Management, Online Marketing and Purchasing
  • You analyze relevant categories and marketing KPIs, create detailed reports and derive recommended actions from them

Your Profile

Your profile

  • You have a degree in economics, business administration and/or a comparable professional qualification
  • You are a passionate "doer", team player and lateral thinker, decisive and with the ability to quickly implement new ideas
  • You have already gained e-commerce competence and relevant professional experience in category management or a similar field
  • Additional knowledge of the Italian pharmaceutical and/or beauty industry is considered as a plus
  • You bring a strategic mindset and strong analytical skills
  • Your working style is characterized by independence and you have a high-quality standard in your work
  • You speak Italian and English fluently
  • You can work remotely most of the time, but you are willing to meet with your teammates about 1-2 times a month in our Cologne office


Your Benefits

  • Flexibility: Whether you need to cater for your family needs or you are simply looking for more flexibility in everyday life, we support you with flexible working hours.
  • Job-Ticket: With the job ticket, you can get to work completely relaxed. We are financing this 100% for the VRS area.
  • Retirement: In order to prepare you for your future, we have various retirement options that are tailored to your current life situation.
  • Training & Development: In addition to German and English courses, there are further internal and external training courses available.
  • Sports Offers: To further boost your health, we offer you a membership at Urban Sports Club.
  • Onboarding: We make sure that you feel comfortable with us from day one.
  • Team- & Company Events: One team, one goal. Individual team events and regular company events are high on our list.
  • Employee Discount: We offer you discounts in our online shop.
  • Kindergarten Subsidy: As an additional incentive for parents, we offer a monthly subsidy for kindergarten.


About us
SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE is an international ecommerce company with headquarters in the Netherlands, offices in Cologne & Settala (near Milano) and further locations in Europe. As one of Europe's leading epharmacies with web shops in seven countries, we ensure that millions of people can rely on us for their health every day. We are growing extremely dynamically and are looking for more team players who want to continue this exciting development and the successful growth of the past years together with us!

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