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Category Manager

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  • Utrecht, Utrecht, Nederland
Category Management


Are you entrepreneurial, commercial, and results-oriented? Do you get energized by building a trendy assortment and shaping the future of e-commerce together? Do you get excited about working with well-known and own brands within Home & Living, have an eye for new market trends, and possess good negotiation skills? Then fonQ offers you a challenging job!

About fonQ

fonQ is the online Home & Living specialist in the Netherlands and Flanders. We're not just about selling products; we're about creating exceptional experiences for our customers. With our extensive assortment, inspiration and excellent service, we make shopping in the Home & Living category fun and easy. We believe in innovation, creativity, and a passion for exceeding expectations. We're on the lookout for talented individuals who share our vision and drive to revolutionize the world of online shopping in Home & Living.

What does a Category Manager do?

In this role, you will independently manage the purchasing and marketing of various (own) brands within specific focus categories. Experience with Private Label is essential, preferably within the Home & Living sector, and/or the ability to quickly understand the market, identify opportunities, and execute them in an entrepreneurial manner. Some e-commerce experience is desirable. 
To be successful in this position, you must possess strong commercial insight, work in a data-driven manner, and have a keen sense of trends and product development in interior and style. By conducting thorough analyses of sales and customer data, monitoring the competition, and anticipating the latest home trends, you will build the product assortment for the upcoming season to achieve optimal revenue and margin.

You will collaborate closely with other Category Managers and specialists within the multidisciplinary Category Team, which includes Supply Chain, Online Marketing, and Content Marketers. Together, you will identify growth opportunities and translate them into concrete actions, such as launching attractive promotions or highlighting inspiring content.


You recognize yourself in

  • HBO/WO level of thinking and working
  • At least 5-7 years of relevant experience as a Buyer or Category Manager within (r)etail
  • Experience in the Home & Living sector and preferably some e-commerce experience
  • Experience in sourcing private label collections
  • Strong analytical skills, data-oriented, and results-driven
  • A team player with a strong sense of responsibility

What we offer you

  • Salary and 8% vacation pay
  • 25 vacation days (and possibility to purchase additional days
  • Pension plan
  • Travel costs
  • Phone allowance
  • 20% personal discount on the fonQ assortment
  • Gym discount at Onefit
  • Daily fresh, attractively priced lunch in our lunchroom with roof terrace
  • Space for new ideas and initiatives, regardless of your role
  • A fun, informal work atmosphere with great colleagues and fonQy events

If you are ready to take the next step in your career and make a meaningful impact in the world of e-commerce, we want to hear from you! This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative organization that is shaping the future of online shopping. If you would like to apply for the Category Manager position, please direct your response to HR. We look forward to reviewing your application and qualifying you for this exciting opportunity.

Thank you for your interest in joining the fonQ team!


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