Category Lead

    As a Category Lead you will carry the responsibility for one of our categories and the related strategy, worldwide. You develop best practices for the rest of the organization. The goal is to generate more turnover and ensure better positioning for the category within Suitsupply's total assortment. As the Category Lead you think from a customer's perspective, while simultaneously keeping our brand's interests in mind.
    Finding areas of demand based on online search behavior and/or market analyses and identifying what best fits our branding proposition. You manage a cross-functional team consisting of multiple direct reports. Among others, purchasing, supply chain, (online) marketing and sales experts are represented in this team. The Category Lead reports directly to Roos Fleuren, Chief Product Officer.

    Your typical day includes:

    • Optimize the entire customer journey and fulfil the category's full potential; leading to an even higher increase in sales, customer satisfaction and profitability
    • Research and understands the markets, our customers, competitors, supply chain, trends and local nuances
    • Translate, supported by the team, these insights into a vision, complete with a mission statement, strategy and a roadmap - balancing all relevant factors ranging from pricing to stock allocation to merchandising
    • Support, lead, and build a driven multi-disciplinary team which reports directly to you, with dotted lines to functional experts
    • Build a P&L statement and develop a customer satisfaction dashboard with the Business Intelligence team, constantly measuring results and periodically reporting on progress
    • Engage with stakeholders from the perspective of centralized capabilities like Customer Retention, Branding, Store Development, Tech and Logistics to build an integrated plan
    • Execute market specific experiments with new sales channels and customer acquisition strategies

    This job might be for you if you have:

    • 7+ years commercial experience, preferably in category management
    • Entrepreneurial mindset, you need to bring experience setting up something from scratch, and doing whatever is necessary to make it work
    • Experience in e-commerce, fashion or retail
    • Data-driven, analytical and a commercial mindset
    • Leadership capacity
    • A strong focus on strategy

    Your success will be measured by:

    • If you have created a sustainable category roadmap
    • Set up a successful category team with a measurable way of working
    • Increase sales of the category

    What do you get in return?

    • Autonomy - we don't care for needles signing off and want you to get things done.
    • Opportunity - make an impact, you literally lead the way and shape your/our Category Strategy - Disrupt men's tailoring and be part of a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company that takes customer satisfaction very seriously.
    • Growth - we consider your potential at least as valuable as your current skill set. We want you to grow and to learn. We will help you to do so.
    • Corporate Social Responsibility- we are committed to doing business in a sustainable manner. That's why we aim to only work with suppliers that meet the internationally recognized standards of the International Labour Organization.
    • Style - Opportunity to work with a beautiful, high-quality product.

    Application process

    Apply and review your profile
    Introductory call
    (virtual/phone) by recruiter
    1st (virtual) interview
    with Hiring Manager
    2nd (virtual) interview
    with peers
    OneDay (onsite).
    if you're not in the Netherlands, we'll fly you in.
    (including potential relocation)
    Reka Bezzeg (Senior Tech Recruiter)

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    • Cv
    • Cover letter
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