Head of Category Management (MT-member)

  • Categories Marketing & Communication
  • Employment Fulltime
  • Job number VAC-10022819
  • City Amsterdam
  • Contract type Contract with Client
  • Branche/sector Energy, Gas, Water, Sales & Marketing

Summary

Are you interested in sustainable energy and do you enjoy working at a strategic level? Are you energized by the possibility of involvement in business expansion and do you thrive when managing a professional, driven team? If you can answer “yes” to both these questions, this position with Solarclarity, a B2B E-commerce company in the solar industry, is the right role for you. 

About the job

In this key position, you will have ultimate responsibility for Solarclarity’s Category Management Department and be a member of the MT. Your team will consist of nine colleagues - category managers, data analysts and one content specialist. You and your team will work together to formulate, develop and implement the company's business strategy at category and country level. For example, initiating and implementing changes to prices, product promotion and the product portfolio. You will work closely with the Marketing, Sales and Procurement departments and report to the Managing Director.

At a strategic level, you will be able to translate data into commercial opportunities and set the team to work accordingly. You will give team members the tools they need, build and maintain networks and work on the continual improvement of products and processes. With European expansion ahead, you will be joining the company at the start of a new phase in its existence. 

About the company

Solarclarity is a B2B E-commerce platform and PV distributor of solar hardware, batteries and charging stations. The company’s office is in Weesp, near Amsterdam. It provides its customers - small and medium-sized installers - with an excellent user experience, consisting of an extensive range of products, sound advice and fast delivery and service. The company focuses its activities on the Benelux, France, Germany and the Nordics. Solarclarity’s automated approach enables it to be highly scalable and work on its expansion to other European countries.

In the years ahead, the energy transition will necessitate large-scale developments in respect of energy management, transformers and batteries. To respond to this need, another company in the Solarclarity Group has developed the Bliq energy management platform. 

Solarclarity’s mission is to accelerate energy transition to a clean and sustainable energy supply. The organization has won various prizes, including the FD Gazelle Award and a number of Top Brand PV Awards. For more information about the organization, see https://ap.lc/86nlw.


Offer description

Solarclarity is growing rapidly; after starting off as one of the pioneers of the Dutch solar market, it is now an international frontrunner. The working atmosphere in the company is pleasant, energetic, ambitious and committed. Besides an excellent fixed salary, you will have 25 days holiday and be free on 2 January every year. Other benefits are a good pension scheme, an employee participation plan (because growing is something you do together) and a hybrid work policy (50/50). During your working week, a delicious lunch is served every day and Friday afternoon drinks are organized every week, either in the company bar or on the roof terrace. 

Candidate profile

You have the commercial mindset necessary to help the company achieve its growth ambitions. You are a natural team player, and you will regularly get together with others to discuss planning, budget, innovation and creativity issues. You are flexible too, because no two days are ever the same on the Solarcoaster. You should also have:

  • attained a university degree, ideally at Master’s level and in a technical subject;
  • experience in a similar role in a B2B environment, preferably in technology or electronics;
  • experience of managing and international (category management) team; 
  • an excellent written and spoken command of the English language. It would be an advantage if you could speak another European language as well. 
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