Lead Category Manager - Dry & Drinks Assortment (m/f/d)

  • Vollzeit


Flink is the leading quick commerce player in Europe. We are on a mission to give people back time: You can order your groceries through our app and we deliver to your doorstep in minutes. We carry 2,500 products with focus on the leading brands in each category. We aim for sustainability by making deliveries on electric bikes and utilizing recyclable packaging. 

Flink launched in February 2021 and already operates in more than 80 cities in Germany, and the Netherlands. The business generated more than EUR 400m in revenues in 2022 and is operationally profitable. Flink is backed by the world’s most renowned tech investors, including Prosus, Mubadala and Bond and strategic investors like Doordash and REWE. We take great pride in being an inclusive employer that offers equal opportunities, and we celebrate the diversity and multiculturalism of our team. We're growing fast and always pushing ourselves to do better - we play for #1.

In your role as Lead Category Manager (m/f/d) you will help Flink continue to revolutionize how people shop by ensuring we have the best and most innovative product offering.  


  • Leading, coaching, and mentoring a team of junior to mid-level buyers/category managers. Supporting their career growth and development and being responsible for the team's results. The commercial team has a great mix of people with all different backgrounds from the bigger retailers and A-brand suppliers. 
  • Growing your categories (all ambient and drink groups!) in sales and margin by deciding what assortment to sell, against what selling prices, with what discounts, how to present it in app and how to activate both in- and out of the app. 
  • Data-driven decision-making and staying up to date with the latest E-commerce developments
  • Independent deal negotiations with the biggest A-brand suppliers in the market and the development of a supplier network 
  • Close cooperation with the other departments, like Retail media, Marketing, Supply chain, and Hub operations to ensure growth
  • Building the company further by identifying potential areas for optimization within category management. And also by working with internal stakeholders ranging from Product & Engineering to ERP to roll out new initiatives.


  • You have 6+years of relevant work experience as a buyer, category manager or key account manager within the food industry 
  • A bachelor's degree in Business Management or a similar field
  • Experience in coaching mentoring or guiding junior employees with examples of how you supported their growth
  • Demonstrable experience in making pragmatic decisions to achieve business incomes
  • Working proficiency (C1) in both English and German

Zusätzliche Informationen

  • A €1000 annual L&D budget as well as individual coaching options to ensure you have plenty of opportunities to learn, grow and achieve your goals
  • 26 days of vacation, +1 day every year up to a maximum of 30 days
  • A mobility budget of 30 EUR per month with NAVIT, which you can use individually for Uber, BVG and many other providers 
  • A cool discount on your Urban Sports Club membership
  • Attractive company pension options
  • Unlimited access to an e-learning and development platform, MyAcademy, including online German courses
  • Online discounts with Corporate Benefits and Future Bens
  • A cool discount off your personal Flink orders; be the first to test out new products!
  • A modern and dog-friendly office in the heart of Berlin - lots of delicious lunch spots available within short walking distance

It is our commitment that every applicant will be evaluated according to their skills regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, or religion.