Jr Category Manager I Retail



Health/Wellness/Fitness, Retail





Gross salary

Upon request


What's in it for you

  • A permanent contract in a growing company 
  • An attractive salary according to your responsibilities and experience, with a company car 
  • Autonomy and entrepreneurship in your work, as well as teamwork with other colleagues and departments
  • The opportunity to learn an exciting job, under the coaching of experts in the field

About the company 

Medi-Market is a Belgian group active in the health and wellness sector since 2014. They operate a chain of over 100 parapharmacies and of pharmacies, as well as two webshops. The group, which is experiencing strong growth in the BeLux market as well as in Italy, is pursuing an omnichannel strategy and has strong ambitions in terms of brand awareness and customer loyalty. At the end of 2021, their turnover exceeded 200 million euros.

The headquarters are based in Nivelles. 

About the job 

As Jr Category Manager, you will be responsible for the implementation of the commercial policy of a set of product categories and the commercial relations with several suppliers. You will manage your product categories in order to achieve the objectives of turnover, profitability and stock level.

Amongst others, your responsibilities will include:

  • Building and implementing a category strategy based on the "4 P's" approach (Products, Price, Place and Promotion) in order to maximize revenue growth, market share and profitability.
  • Conducting commercial negotiations with the various suppliers in order to optimize purchasing conditions.
  • Negotiating and managing various promotions, seasonal actions and exclusivities.
  • Participating in the development of the commercial plan based on the brand's positioning and budgets.
  • Managing the different KPI's (Sales, Margin, Market Share...) and your budget.

About the ideal candidate

  • Degree in Management, Economics or Marketing.
  • At least 2-3 years experience in purchasing/category management.
  • Fluency in French required, Dutch and English are a plus.
  • Good command of MS Office tools, in particular Excel (advanced formulas).
  • Analytical, organized, entrepreneurial. 


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