Strategic Lead Category Management (m/f/d)

Category Management


Position Purpose

The Strategic Lead Category Management creates a competitive advantage and ensures a strategically valuable position in the market for SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE. She / He drives automation forward and promotes a high-level data-driven approach for all company-wide product and category management activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and establishes the strategy for our Product and Category Management (pure digital) in DE, AT, CH
  • Ensures company-wide functional alignment of all strategic product and category activities.
  • Establishes and fosters a framework for highest class market- and competition-relevant product ranges and aims for new potentials and products.
  • Building new categories to expand the assortment and attract new target groups
  • Defines new concepts and processes to coordinate, measure and improve all onsite marketing activities in coordination with UX, Creation and Business Intelligence
  • Cooperates with technical experts and other stakeholders to ensure a higher level of automation.
  • Optimizes and coordinates internal interfaces and attracts cross-functional and cross-site cooperation.
  • Makes progress towards best-in-class processes including full compliance with internal and external rules and regulations and drives process efficiencies.
  • Monitors and controls pricing in the relevant distribution channels and further develop our pricing models and strategies.
  • Monitors progress throughout the year and initiates corrective actions if warranted.


  • People and change leadership – makes change happen and thrives on developing key talent to sustain scalable growth
  • Digital native, strong focus on online / e-commerce
  • Strategy planning and execution combined with strong result orientation and focus on online-data.
  • Collaboration across departments through listening and influencing
  • Strong negotiation skills as well as business acumen
  • Process orientation and continuous improvement attitude; Innovation affinity and willingness to constructively question existing approaches
  • Experience in the application of modern processes, structures and analysis tools and bringing those up to speed
  • Very strong analytical skills

Qualifications and Experience


  • University degree
  • 4+ years of progressive / relevant experience in Category Management (online)
  • Strong track record in strategic positioning and generating growth within a product-driven department
  • Fluency in German & English


  • Category Management experience in the healthcare sector, especially in pharmaceutical industry or online distributors
  • Experience with pricing strategies and tools

We offer

  • A high impact role with high degrees of responsibility and autonomy
  • A very strong team performance and a position in a very dynamic environment – Europes fastest growing Online Pharmacy
  • Flat hierarchies, open communication and a good portion of pragmatism
  • Long perspectives and great chances for personal and technical development



Here’s what we need to process your application

Resume & references
Salary requirement
Possible entry date

Here’s how easy it is!

Email your complete application package to the contact listed in the job description. Remember to include your resume, relevant references, your salary expectation and earliest possible starting date.


If your skills match what we’re looking for, we will next invite you to a personal meeting so we can get to know each other a little better.


If we then have a positive impression of you – and you feel you would enjoy working with us – we will arrange a second meeting at the site where you would be based (Cologne, Venlo, Paris or Tongeren).



Your contact for any questions regarding your application or an unsolicited application in the area of Category Management:

Franziska Ziegler