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Category Manager

Frankfurt, Germany

  • Job ID 01R6A

The Category Management team is accountable for developing and executing a category strategy/business plan aligned with group, regional and local stakeholders enabling targeted profitable growth, customer acquisition and ROI. This is achieved through effective supplier management and delivery of a best in class global offer for our customers.  

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us? 


The Category Manager is aligned to a product category for which she or he has full commercial accountability. This includes direct ownership of supplier management of an assigned supplier portfolio and product management. The category strategy and business plan are developed collaboratively with key stakeholders across the business.  


What you will do


  • Category strategy planning, governance and execution 

  • Supplier Management including execution of strategic supplier business plans and value extraction  

  • Ensuring product and supplier portfolios are aligned to our customer needs and the overall category strategy  

  • Delivering KPIs for managed suppliers and product ranges 

  • Following digital product and supplier performance targets with a strong focus on digital channels  

  • Ensuring product range growth by supplier and product segment  

What you will bring:  

  • Experience of online trading and digital tools 

  • Experience of working in a commercial environment  

  • Good analytical skillset and strong attention to detail 

  • Experience of working in a matrix and cross cultural environment 

  • Operational problem solver and good process management capability 

  • Positive can-do attitude, takes ownership and very results oriented 

What we offer 

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect with excellent salary package and benefits! 

Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities? 

We are RS 

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937. Today, we’re using digital to revolutionize the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge. 

But if we’re going to be first choice for customers, we also want to be first choice for our future colleagues. We’re looking for people who are passionate to support the customers of today, and the engineers of tomorrow. Together we keep innovation at the forefront of what we do. Do you?