Category Manager


We are looking for a highly motivated and capable Category Manager to join the Category Product Management team to help drive innovation in this space. As a Category Manager for the product category PowerSolutions, you contribute to the development and maintenance of the different global product ranges in the product category, with a focus on the assortment in mechanical transmission. 

You will collaborate with business units across the organisation. In your position, you have the opportunity to run your product line as if it were your own business. You report directly to the Head of Category.

Your role

  • Defining and maintaining product specifications and indicating critical specifications for the product quality;
  • Monitoring the product category and giving recommendations to adjust parameters in order to optimize the product group in terms of Product Life Cycle (PLC), relevancy and profitability;
  • Making sure that assortment is compliant to all regulations; 
  • Gathering information for price benchmarking;
  • Gathering market information and monitoring trends and developments by research and analyze product related data concerning (new) products leading to viable business cases;
  • Maintaining specific product market knowledge to ensure long term relevancy of the product portfolio;
  • Cooperating with cluster Assortment Managers to ensure a relevant (local) assortment;
  • Supporting and contributing to creation and execution of the product plan;
  • Setting up and maintaining (product) communication towards relevant stakeholders;
  • Organizing internal trainings for different levels, e-learning and new configurator solutions to reach the required service level for the product category group to support sales goals.

Who are you?

  • Bachelor degree in a technical or commercial discipline;
  • At least 5 years of experience in Product / Category Management in an international wholesale organisation;
  • Good Product and Market (Agricultural) knowledge;
  • Ability to skillfully analyse financial data, with passion for accuracy and getting details right;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to influence cross-functional teams in a multicultural environment.

What do we offer?

We value personal development a lot, so we offer a great personal training budget for different kind of education. We are an ambitious, fast-growing, and financially sound organization. You can obviously expect (based on a Dutch contract):

  • 25 vacation days and 12 ADV days (based on a fulltime contract);
  • Competitive salary;
  • Lots of freedom and mandate within your role;
  • Great career opportunities;
  • Profit-sharing bonus;
  • Working-from-home allowance and travel allowance;
  • A great pension plan.

Who are we? 

Thanks to our ambitions we are active throughout Europe: a leading position in the agricultural market for parts. We heavily invest in E-Business and supply chain innovations. Our aim is to make it easy for our customers to run their business. Working at Kramp means working with over 3500 international colleagues. The people at Kramp are enthusiastic, professional and involved. We speak our customers’ language, understand their challenges and earn their trust to exceed their expectations. Our promise “It’s that easy” is embedded in our culture and DNA.  

Working at Kramp means

… you belong here! ​Being part of our open business community​ 

… your work makes a difference!​ Have an impact on what matters 

… you will develop and realize​! Learn and realize your potential 

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Procedure & contact 

If you feel inspired by this job description and challenges, we’re interested in meeting you!

Please use the application button and send your CV and motivation letter. 

If you have a question about this vacancy, please don’t hesitate to contact Josey Beckmans (Talent Acquisition Specialist):

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