Category Specialist
Shanghai, China

Work Locations

Head Office1425, Zhenbei Road, Putuo DistrictShanghai200333

In 1996, METRO Cash& Carry, the international pioneer in self-service wholesale, opened itsfirst wholesale store in the international metropolis of Shanghai, and thusbrought in the country a brand new business concept.

The company has set itsfoot already in 59 Chinese cities with 95 stores in operation. With a headcountof over 11,000 employees, the wholesaler is serving more than 8 millioncustomers across the country.

In the financial year 2017 / 2018, the salesreached around €2.7 billion. Focusing on different customer groups, METRO Chinais developing multiple sales channels including O2O store, Food ServiceDistribution, and Welfare & Gifting.

METRO Cash & Carry China hasimplemented the international HACCP standard (Hazard Analysis and CriticalControl Point), an innovative preventive system to ensure food safety, in alloutlets.

In addition, METRO established Star Farm Traceability System in 2007,and has made great contributions to the improvement of China's food safetysystem.

Responsibility :

Analyse the current assortment in comparison to the market and define and implement source and procurement structure with appropriate supplier relationship management to ensure quality products and profitable growth.

Develop and implement under alignment with P&CM and under consideration of the int. approved principles the Destination Strategy (Assortment, Communication, people, Layout, and SCM).

Ensure the right selling price positioning based on price policy on customer Groups with the input of CusMgt.

Guarantee the stock availability through efficient Range Review process.

Implementation of the strategic pillars Own Brand Management and Import.

Define the promotion strategy under consideration of the commercial and seasonal calendar.

Requirement :

Advanced knowledge of product source and Marketing

Advanced analytical and strategic thinking

Experience and expertise in developing and implementing product and category strategies in the area

Basic knowledge about financial management

Customer focus, understands the Metro Cash & Carry business and how trading works

  • University degree, preferably in Economics, Business Management.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of procurement experience in retail or producer area with commercial influence.
  • METRO Cash & Carry China


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