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Category Manager

Posted 14 Jul 2024
Work experience
3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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As a Category Manager at Capi, you are part of the Purchase team at our headquarters in Amsterdam. You are responsible for the daily management and procurement of an innovative electronics assortment for all our stores. With over 50 stores at airports across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, you contribute to a surprising electronics offering for 350 million travelers. Our store concept is fully tailored to travelers, providing an inspiring shopping experience with exclusive product launches and campaigns from leading brands such as Samsung, Apple, JBL, Bose, and Philips. Within the role of Category Manager, you are responsible from A to Z for your own product category and liaise with international suppliers, our shop managers, marketing, and logistics.

Reach your full potential as

Working within the travel retail industry is dynamic. Travelers' mindsets result in different buying behaviors, and various nationalities make this role at Capi more challenging than at other retailers. You stay informed about the latest innovations, curate a suitable assortment for our target audience, handle product procurement from suppliers, and analyze sales figures and margins. Together with the marketing team, you introduce exclusive products and inspiring campaigns to ensure that surprising shopping experience.

Additionally, you are responsible for various projects, such as our omnichannel strategy, positioning smart innovations, and expansion in Europe and the Middle East. As we are experiencing strong growth, you contribute to the assortment and procurement for new stores and play a crucial role in these openings.

This is you

  • A completed commercial education at HBO/WO level;
  • At least 3 years of experience as a (Junior) Category Manager, Buyer, or a similar (procurement) role;
  • Experience within the (Travel) Retail industry is a plus;
  • Excellent command of both Dutch and English languages;
  • Competencies in negotiation, persuasion, entrepreneurship, customer, and result orientation;
  • Ability to anticipate market developments and understanding of consume behavior;
  • High level of ambition and willingness to take initiative;
  • Stress resistance and perseverance.

We offer you

  • A competitive salary commensurate with your experience, plus an annual fixed Christmas bonus and performance-related bonus;
  • The most up-to-date hardware (such as a laptop) and software to perform your work effectively;
  • A one-year contract with the option for a permanent contract thereafter;
  • 25 vacation days, with the possibility to earn and buy extra days;
  • Opportunities for both internal and external training;
  • A travel allowance of €0.23 per kilometer for a maximum of 75 kilometers one way for commuting or a work-from-home allowance if you work remotely;
  • The possibility to work from home 1 to 2 days per week;
  • A pension scheme where 2/3 of the pension premium is paid by us;
  • Opportunities to attend training and courses tailored to your role and growth ambitions;
  • Participation in coaching programs for your mental health;
  • Participation in collective insurances such as disability insurance and survivor insurance.

This is B&S

Capi by B&S is part of the B&S Group. With our leading assortment including electronics, cosmetics, and beverages, we can be found at various airports across Europe and beyond. Our unique store concepts provide travelers with an inspiring shopping experience.

Our ambition? To grow; we are always on the alert. We act purposefully and efficiently. This only works with the right people in the right place. When you start working for us, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself and to perform your role independently!

You will work with driven colleagues who always go for the best result. Combined with the dynamic retail world, this attitude provides great variety, and that makes every day a little better!

B&S is a tech company in the consumer goods industry with a very strong global network. We bring parties in the value chain all over the world together that are in many ways difficult to connect.
B&S is the homebase for the entrepreneurial. For people with a go-for-it mentality and a willingness to reach out of their depth. For those who are comfortable doing things they never did before, opportunity at B&S awaits around every corner. Discover your reach with us.

Active in 100 countries
500 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 35 years