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Category Manager



Warsaw, Poland
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023
We are looking for a Category Manager to join Bolt’s Groceries team on our journey to build our grocery vertical and Bolt Markets all over the country and work both with local and HQ teams to achieve our ambitious delivery goals.

About Us

Bolt is one of the fastest-growing tech companies in Europe and Africa, with over 150 million customers in 45+ countries. We’re a global team of more than 100 nationalities joined on a common mission – to make cities for people, not cars. And we need you to make it happen!

About The Role

The Category Manager will be one of the key members at our Grocery local team and you will be responsible for defining the perfect product assortment and defining the pricing strategy for the country while negotiating with suppliers the best promotions & discounts. On top of that you will work closely with the Country Manager to determine our local pricing strategy, based on your analysis of the market and analysis of product sales.

You must be able to thrive in a startup environment, and succeed in navigating ambiguity and competing priorities. High judgment, ability to influence, analytical talent, exceptional communications are essential to success in this role.

Your daily adventures will include:

  • Build and manage relationships with the most important suppliers in the market and lead all necessary negotiations.
  • Implement local promotions and discounts with suppliers, set prices and support other teams with the sales forecast.
  • Define Bolt Market ideal product assortment and work cross functionally with Supply Chain Manager to make sure all goods are delivered in the different stores on time.
  • Define the Bolt Market pricing strategy and profitability of the business.
  • Analyse key operational and sales metrics in order to identify assortment gaps to improve supplier and category management and then search for new suppliers for defined products.
  • Plan marketing activities and collaboration with brands.
  • Identify trendy local products in the market and negotiate with suppliers.
  • Collaborate and work with the HQ team to identify potential improvement opportunities.
  • Monitor competitors and make price and product adjustments as needed.
  • Achieve projected sales and gross profit objectives
  • Plan, hire, and manage smart, engaged & hard working team members.

About you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field.
  • 2+ years of work experience in Retail Category Management or 2+ years of working experience in Procurement & buying, FMCG, Account Management, Project Management or fast paced start-ups.
  • 2+ years of previous experience managing teams.
  • Excellent communication skills in both English and Polish.
  • Proven negotiating skills, influencing abilities and relationship management experience.
  • Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; experience using data and metrics to test theories, confirm assumptions, and measure success.
  • Proven ability to identify, analyze, and solve ambiguous problems independently with an exceptional attention to detail.
  • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results.

Experience is great, but what we really look for is drive, intelligence, and integrity. So even if you don’t tick every box, please consider applying if you feel you’re the kind of person described above!

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Play a direct role in shaping the future of mobility.
  • Impact millions of customers and partners in 500+ cities across 45 countries.
  • Work in fast-moving autonomous teams with some of the smartest people in the world.
  • Accelerate your professional growth with unique career opportunities.
  • Get a rewarding salary and stock option package that lets you focus on doing your best work.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of working in a hybrid mode.
  • Take care of your physical and mental health with our wellness perks.
  • Some perks may differ depending on your location.