Product and Sourcing Manager (dog and cat toys, cat accessories)

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Musti makes the life of pets and their owners easier, safer and more fun. We are the leading Nordic pet care company and we operate an omnichannel business model to cater for the needs of pets and their owners across Finland, Sweden and Norway. We offer a wide, curated assortment of pet products. We also provide pet care services such as grooming, training and veterinary services in selected locations.

Musti Group’s net sales were EUR 284.4 million in the financial year 2020. At the end of the financial year 2020, the company had 1,162 employees, 1.2 million loyal customers and 293 stores.

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Product and Sourcing Manager (dog and cat toys, cat accessories)

We are looking for a Product and Sourcing Manager to fill a permanent position. As a Product and Sourcing Manager you are an engaged team member in Musti Group’s Category and Sourcing team. You focus on increasing customer loyalty through active category management and assortment planning. You are responsible of developing and implementing the optimal consumer offer. You will negotiate best possible in-prices and secure sales and margin targets. You will manage the product and brand development within the portfolio in the Nordic level and take care of supplier relations regarding price negotiations, contract handling, assortment planning and master data collection. You will lead the most quickly renewing categories in Musti portfolio. You closely follow the Nordic pet market, understand the pet and customer needs and aim to provide the best assortment to the Nordic pets and their parents.

What are we looking for?

Professionally:

  • You have solid experience in category/product management and in retail. You might have worked as a product/category manager in retail. Experience from pets and pet industry is a plus.
  • Great experience in Far East and global sourcing is essential.
  • You have a true interest towards exploring consumer needs and trends.
  • You are ready to drive your category analytically and with a business mindset.
  • You are ready both to create & innovate and to perform practical tasks like master data management as a part of your everyday work.
  • Your educational background is a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent.
  • You have excellent MS Office skills and you are fluent in English.
  •  Knowing pet industry and/or having cats/dogs as your active hobby are appreciated but they are not musts.
  • Experience of QlickSense, Relex and category management systems are considered as advantages.
  • You have proven track record of succesful price and contract negotiations

Personally:

  • You are analytical, structured and a good initiator
  • You have an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset with can-do attitude and drive
  • You have excellent project management skills
  • As you will have many contact points within the organization, we expect you to be a true team player and have good communication skills
  • You can work independently, as you will be responsible of your own categories
  • You are not afraid to work in a hurry and you have good resilience
  • You always aim at seeing the bright side of life and the best in others.

Why to join our pack?

We offer you diverse and inspiring work in the rapidly growing and evolving business in the leading specialty pet trade company of the Nordics. You have the possibility to develop your own work and the Musti chain. You get to work with other stakeholders but have the independent touch of your work. You will be one of the key members in a team of passionate pet professionals. You will meet furry colleagues and you can bring your own four-legged friend to work with you.

We have flexible work community and committed team members. Passion for pet industry and positive impact on wellbeing of pets’ everyday lives are the cornerstones of working at Musti Group.

This position is placed in Helsinki, Käpylä. We often have dogs in the office therefore the work is not suitable for a person who is allergic to pets.

For further information please contact Group Category Manager Milla Alenius tel +358 41 53 66854, available for inquiries on Tuesday July 20th at 14-15 and on Friday July 23rd at 10-11.

If you consider yourself a suitable candidate, please submit your application with CV and salary request below latest by Sunday, 8th of August. We will screen and contact the applicants after the application period.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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Helsinki Käpylä

Mäkitorpantie 3b
00620 Helsinki Ajo-ohjeet Näytä sijainti

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