Category Manager (Merchandiser) – Large retail group

Description of the Job Offer


Split: 60-70% office - 30-40% field visit (national)

Client Details

The client, a Retail Group in Belgium, is looking for a Category Manager (Merchandiser) to join his team.


The Category Manager (Merchandiser) will be in charge of the following tasks:

  • Determine and optimize, manage and develop a mini-plan within the plan of the store and according to the main characteristics of the customer zone (customers and competition).


  • In collaboration with the Marketing Manager, decide on the presence and allowed importance of each available module
  • Analysis and profitability of the modules and proposals for changes that seem appropriate; Optimize the space of the points of sale
  • For all modules, within the generally determined policy, recommend the sales material and furniture
  • Recommend / develop / estimate the specific didactic material of each module
  • Organize, orientate, control the work of the planogrammeurs
  • Set up the merchandising tactics of category management in the store
  • The merchandiser is responsible for the cadastral attitude and the mini-plans of each store and inventory of the didactic material
  • Work out, follow up and manage files / transfer invoices to the stores
  • Organize implants of the new assortments
  • Organizing progress meetings of the building sites with the various intermediaries in the context of remodeling or installations
  • Follow up the remodeling / installations
  • Responsible for the contacts and communications between the stores and the central


  • Masters degree
  • Experience as a Store Manager in Retail - Distribution (knowledge of the stores)
  • Bilingual NL / FR + EN
  • People Management experience
  • Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Sense for contacts
  • Team spirit, good communication skills
  • Listening skills
  • Independent, flexible, available and resistant to stress
  • Well organized, able to manage the unforeseen

Job Offer

  • The perfect opportunity (next step) for a Retail Store Manager.
  • Function with career opportunities
  • People Management (1 direct report)
  • Attractive salary package (incl. Company car, bonus, insurance, ...)
Marketing / PR / Communication, Merchandiser / Trade Promotor

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