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Head of Category, Create and Play

Flying Tiger Copenhagen

Do you have a visionary mindset combined with outstanding commercial leadership? Are you motivated by driving product performance? Do you like identifying opportunities in customers’ needs and translate that into a high performing category range that encourage play, creativity and social activities? Your next job might be at Flying Tiger Copenhagen, one of the world's most successful – and definitely most fun – retailers.

We are looking for an experienced Head of Category for one of our most-fun and best performing categories: Create & Play! In this exciting leadership role, you will have the unique opportunity to shape the category strategy, define its roadmap to ensure execution, drive its performance as well as take end-to-end ownership for product development and innovation. Managing an ‘ecosystem’ consisting of both direct-report Product Managers and Product Coordinator team, as well as indirect and extended teams, you will be one of the key players to deliver and implement our commercial strategy. Reporting directly to the Director of Product and Category Management, the role is based at our Head Office in the center of Copenhagen and has great potential for further development and exceptional growth.

This is the job

  • Strategy:
    Define and implement ‘Create & Play’ Category strategy to best support the overall Company’s strategy as well as meet the needs of our target customers
  • Execution:
    Roadmap execution with actionable category plans that continuously push for improvements
  • Performance steering:
    by using data and analytical insights, manage end-to-end category performance (revenue, gross margin and sell-outs) and build actions to improve
  • Assortment innovation:
    curate a compelling, unique and novel assortment in line with Flying Tiger Copenhagen vision and manage it across its entire product lifecycle
  • Buying:
    build strategic relations with suppliers to achieve best balance in price and quality as well as build effective collaboration with Procurement to drive cost reduction / quality initiatives
  • Leadership:
    lead, inspire and develop your team of Product Managers and Product Coordinator, being a role model for them and the broader organization showing can-do attitude and change mindset
  • Cross-functional working:
    build solid and trustful relationship across the wider Commercial organisation as well as the overall Company

This is you

  • Proven track record experience in a similar role for an international retail Company, preferably fast-consumer goods with own-brand product development
  • Proven track record in the creation of commercially effective assortment plans based on fact-based analysis of sales and productivity data as well as deep understanding of customer segments and needs
  • Commercial mind-set, strong business acumen, analytical thinking with a thorough understanding of sales analysis
  • Demonstrable history of managing and developing high performing teams with proven track record of leading through change
  • Able to perform to a high level in a cross functional team
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to not only analyze data but to interpret and present it confidently and effectively
  • Organised and structured, but able to prioritize and work effectively in a fast paced, changing environment
  • Forward thinker and driven by curiosity, able to understand and anticipate consumer trends to identify gaps and opportunities
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

This is us

We are an informal workplace with a soft spot for cake and open doors, and we have a healthy appetite for change. We want to be fun and relevant, and we put our hearts into everything we do.

Application deadline:
04 Oct 2020

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Flying Tiger Copenhagen
Flying Tiger Copenhagen
We want to ensure the long-term success of the Group by strengthening our concept and backbone and by daring to be different. We love to put a smile on peoples’ faces while giving them the things they need, the things they dream of and the things they didn’t even know existed. All at affordable prices.

Østerbrogade 108
2100 København Ø
Logo: Flying Tiger Copenhagen
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