Category Buyer (non-food)

As a Category Buyer, you'll be the driving force behind the success of our product assortments, overseeing both our owned products and national brands. Your role encompasses end-to-end product development, from sourcing and selection to negotiation and placement within our stores. You'll need to possess a keen eye for product appeal and market trends, coupled with the ability to analyze data and make strategic decisions to boost sales figures.


·       Develop owned products from inception to market, including sourcing, selection, negotiation, and assortment planning, with a focus on enhancing sales figures.

·       Strategically negotiate purchasing conditions and commercial plans with suppliers to ensure optimal terms.

·       Determine competitive pricing strategies by conducting thorough market analysis and maintaining a critical mindset towards pricing.

·       Ensure healthy category margins while balancing pricing competitiveness.

·       Oversee daily supplier operations and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

·       Stay abreast of market trends and evolution, translating insights into assortment strategies.

·       Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Marketing, Finance, and Logistics, to align category objectives with broader business goals.

·       Provide coaching and training to your team to ensure efficiency and quality in their work.



·       Bachelor's or Master's degree in economics or marketing.

·       2-5 years of experience in Procurement, demonstrating a track record of success.

·       Strong organizational and analytical skills with a structured approach to work.

·       Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

·       Proficiency in computer software such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

·       Fluency in French, Dutch, and English.

·       Knowledge of the Pet market is highly advantageous.


In addition to the core responsibilities, this role demands a deep commitment to customer orientation, as you'll be responsible for both internal stakeholders (such as store teams) and external customers. You'll act as the single point of contact for suppliers and internal departments, navigating administrative tasks with finesse in a fast-paced retail environment. Demonstrating resilience and an ability to thrive under pressure will be crucial, as you'll juggle multiple responsibilities while maintaining a focus on delivering results.

What We Offer

At Tom&Co, we offer not only a challenging and dynamic work environment but also the opportunity to grow and actively contribute to our company's development. You'll become part of a closely-knit team that values your input and growth, providing opportunities to enhance your skills. Are you ready to strengthen our team and contribute to the Tom&Co adventure? Apply today and take the next step with us

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