Category Manager, Marketing & Retail

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Job Description - Category Manager, Marketing & Retail

This isn't a conventional car company. We're a new global brand that focuses on the need of the connected generation, sustainability, and a hassle-free customer experience.

Category Manager, Marketing & Retail

Our purchasing team, based in Gothenburg and Barcelona, manages all sourcing and procurement for Lynk & Co in Europe. We work closely with various business teams and play a key role in the company's growth and profitability. We are now looking for an experienced Category Manager to lead our Marketing & Retail category team.

The role is based in Gothenburg.

What you'll do

  • Collaborate and communicate proactively with managers at all levels to secure early involvement and influence business for cost reductions and improvements
  • Ensure efficient and updated sourcing and activity plans are in place, supporting buyers with planning and prioritizing when necessary
  • Lead complex and strategic sourcing projects and contract negotiations within categories
  • Stay updated on supplier information, trends, cost/value drivers, and internal business drivers to develop optimal sourcing strategies, business models, and contracts, and perform effective negotiations
  • Develop agreement structures and templates for categories in collaboration with the Lynk & Co legal team
  • Document and communicate category processes, such as buying guides and templates, to enable efficient and high-quality sourcing operations
  • Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of the purchasing function, including new tools, templates, and processes, ensuring compliance with policies
  • Lead and coordinate the team of buyers, ensuring work planning and support to achieve set objectives
  • Manage category responsibilities, including marketing, PR and communications, retail development, and facilities
  • Be prepared to handle various tasks, from strategic to operational, supporting areas beyond your regular responsibilities in a small and agile team

What you should have

  • Extensive experience as a sourcing manager, strategic buyer, or category manager, preferably within the relevant categories
  • A relevant university degree
  • In-depth knowledge of supplier markets, industry trends, and best practices
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, with proven experience in managing challenging discussions with suppliers and stakeholders in a professional and constructive manner

Working for Lynk & Co

Want to learn more about working for Lynk & Co and what we offer? Read more via this link:Why Lynk & Co - Lynk & Co (lynkco.com)

Our recruitment process

We work with a competence based framework. You apply by submitting your LinkedIn-profile or CVwritten in English and answering a few questions.

Our selection will primarily look at acquired competencies and skills.

To help us place the right people in the right role, we believe in science-based and fair assessment methods. Therefore, as part of our recruitment process, we use psychometric assessments from Alva Labs to help us increase our hiring success by identifying the candidates that are most likely to thrive and be successful in the role.

We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, but latest 9th of July 2024. We will do ongoing selection of candidates during the application period, so don't hesitate to submit your application if you're interested.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please reach out to

To learn more about us, check out our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook .

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