Category Buyer Audio

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We are MediaMarkt, the number 1 consumer electronics company in Europe! Our right to exist in this industry? Our unique personal contact between employees and customers in our stores. 


As a team, we work together to remain the omnichannel player with 28 stores in Belgium, 49 stores in the Netherlands and our webshops. How we do that? By putting our customers first. Always. By offering the best customer experience both online and offline. We build a party for and with our customers. 


We are energetic, customer focused and believe that anything is possible if you take action yourself. With a mix of innovation, a wide range of products but above all a unique experience, we create happy customers. You get the space and freedom to do your job in your own way. So you can show your customer focus in your own way. 


Are you ready for this challenge and to become our Category Buyer Audio? Are you analytical and do you feel energized by providing the market with a product that meets the customer’s desires? Than read on!

The most important contribution you make to the team:
The primary focus of a Category Buyer is to provide your target market with a product offer that consumer’s desire and to service this offer in a manner which maximizes sales and profitability. 
You will deliver multi-channel Category Strategies & Plans and successfully implement them in both our sales lines. You will run the negotiations with suppliers. You are curious and are constantly learning about the market. You manage promotions and campaigns working closely with Marketing and the Assortment & Display Planners.

The role requires a strong commercial mindset.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Definition and delivery of Category plans that support agreed corporate financial targets;
  • Overseeing the impact of marketing strategies to ensure that pricing and promotional actions are delivered;
  • Increase sales and profit through the development of product assortments which meet consumer needs;
  • Develop mutually beneficial relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of service;
  • You will make regular visits to our stores/customers, to ensure the reality matches the plan and to help identify issues and opportunities in the “real world”;
  • You will conduct regular competitor visits to help you maintain your understanding of developments in both your category and the wider retail/wholesale industry.


You are:
The role requires a strong commercial mindset with a highly developed comprehension of all the sales, marketing, merchandising and operational levers which can impact the overall P&L of the category. The ability to gain ‘buy in’ for the Category direction and building relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders is critical to success in the role. You are analytical and you have a hands-on mentality. You want to continuously improve yourself to achieve goals and you do not get scared of ambitious KPI’s.  


What you have to offer:

  • Mandatory: Fluent in English and Dutch (the language to report work is Dutch),
  • Excellent negotiation skills and commercial acumen,
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills,
  • Affinity with the Category group;
  • Ability to identify and articulate business opportunities (Insight into strategy, SWOT analysis),
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to communicate, influence and build relationships effectively at all levels,
  • Strong personal organization, self-motivated & ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.


What do we offer you?

  • Good working conditions and development and growth opportunities; 
  • Freedom and responsibility to shape your own function and bring ideas to fruition in an environment where anything is possible;
  • The opportunity to achieve the best results as a team because, quite simply, you always want to win;
  • At MediaMarkt we simply have guts. We are entrepreneurs within a company, so you get the chance to develop yourself quickly and in a variety of ways. 


In addition to a fantastic workplace, you are also entitled to an attractive employee discount, extra holiday days, collective health insurance and so many other benefits and discounts.  

Don’t forget to click on the button and upload your motivation letter and resume. We will contact you afterwards for a first contact.
Can’t wait to get to know you!