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Category Assistant

  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2021
  • Hägersten
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2021
  • Hägersten

We are now looking for several category assistants to join our Category & Sourcing team at the HQ in Stockholm! We are responsible for the product portfolio, our supplier relations, the development of our own brands and to manage product information. Based on competence and your preferences we will match the right candidate to one of our three main categories; Gear (everything on your body), Parts (everything on your bike) or Accessories (transportation and maintenance products). The Category team is multicultural, English is the master language and you will meet colleagues with passion and positive energy for products and sales.

The purpose of the category assistant role is to support category managers with statistics, analysis, supplier evaluation and negotiation preparations as well as manage the products lifecycle to deliver on category plans. You will be at the centre and manage many stakeholders, with the right mindset and ability to adapt you can have an exciting development within the Category & Sourcing team.

Work with great people

James Duff
Content & Brand Design Manager
"Pierce has a very welcoming, lively, diverse, engaging and high paced work environment."
Patricia Rancel
Region Manager Central
"The best value of Pierce is the employees. It's not just about working hard, but also about working with the best attitude."
Jose Alcorisa Domínguez
Translator and Assistant Team Leader
"Working for Pierce has helped me to improve my skills, performance and versatility within a diverse and flexible environment where I have always felt comfortable and valued"
Krystian Abraszkiewicz
Junior Software Developer
"Pierce is an agile company that quickly adjusts to various situations. It dares to try new approaches and values adaptability."
Olga Karpiarz
Team Leader CD Planning
"Corporation in the best meaning - takes care of an employee in a family way and provides development possibilities, supervisor support as well as wide profit package."
Linda Junghanss
Team Leader DACH
"Working for Pierce means working in a fast-changing and growing work environment. One can learn a lot from that while working with a very diverse and international team."

Skills & Requirements

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in business economics/ Logistics and Purchasing or a relevant professional education within Purchasing and Supply Management
  • You have at least 3 years’ experience from category and sourcing functions in the e-tail or retail perspective with category and purchasing assistant tasks
  • You’re highly results oriented and also accountable
  • You have a strong customer focused approach with a proven analytical mind-set
  • You are self-organizing, very structured and can keep focused under pressure and deliver defined targets on time
  • You have professional integrity and also strong ethics
  • You’re a team player with a positive and solutions-oriented attitude
  • You are highly skilled in MS Office especially in Excel and database analysis
  • Fluent English, written as well as spoken

Responsibilities

  • You will support the category manager in optimizing the assortment based on category strategy and plan as well as product maintenance.
  • You’re responsible for providing reports and statistics on supplier and category level to support the category manager in decision making as well as to other internal/ external stakeholders.
  • You will coordinate campaign related information.
  • You will be responsible for dedicated product group(s) with related category tasks. You will manage the products lifecycle such as phase in, phase out, providing relevant information to internal interfaces for optimized processes and cost efficiency
  • You’re responsible for follow up and review of supplier performance and evaluation including pricing and volumes together with the Strategic Purchaser. You will also collect and provide relevant information from the supplier to the Product Information team. You’re responsible for administrating price files and purchasing price development to internal stakeholders.
  • We encourage you to pro-actively keep learning and wanting to participate in dedicated projects to continuously broaden your skills.

Great Place to Work

  • International work atmosphere & amazing teamwork

  • After Work activities

  • Company sponsored sports events

  • Discount on company products

  • Competitive benefits

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth

About the company

Pierce is the ecommerce company that has grown to become Europe’s biggest online retailer for gear and accessories within Motorcycles and Snowmobiles. We do this throughout Europe through our shops 24MX, XLmoto and SledStore. The company is in an amazing growth spurt, growing by 30% annually. At the beginning of 2009 we were a team of 4, today we are 400 international professionals, committed to giving our customers across 17 European markets a huge range of products and an extraordinary level of service.

Our turnover during 2019 was 120 MEUR, up over 30% from the year before. And 2020 has started well. We continue our growth journey and, as a 'D-Award' finalist, we were recognized as one of the 3 best e-commerce companies in Sweden - something we are very proud of. In 2020 Pierce also received the Sweden's Best Managed Companies recognition, sponsored by the global audit firm Deloitte in cooperation with Nasdaq.

It started with a passion for our sport, was driven by the enthusiasm of our staff and we still dare to reach out for more with love and dedication for our customers.

Join us on our quest to become the most admired retailer within the motorcycle industry and shape the way motor enthusiasts shop by offering a state-of-the-art online shopping experience built on passion, professionalism, and a good dose of rebellious spirit.

We are passionate about riding motorcycles and have an exciting program for employees who want to learn to ride or get more involved in motorsport. But non-riders are also very welcome to join of course.


2005All started in a garage with two MX enthusiasts who wanted to change the shopping experience for their follow petrolheads.

2009Pierce AB began with the launch of 24MX by 4 employees. Initial focus was on selling parts and equipment to the Motocross world.

2013XLMOTO launched with a special focus on onroad motorcycle equipment. At this point a European wide presence was already built with the focus on bigger markets.

2013SledStore went live with pow passion and endless trails. SledStore is a Mecca for the Nordic snowmobile fanatics.

2016Our own European distribution center, PDC, opened their gates and storage racks to offer our customers an even bigger range, quicker deliveries and excellent service. Over time it's grown to almost 40,000 SQM - the size of six football pitches.

2018Pierce announced the acquisition of MotoBuykers, a Spanish e-commerce motorcycle player, to strengthen its footprint in southern Europe.

2019Pierce opened up for sales outside Europe on our global sites 24mx.com and xlmoto.com

2020Pierce was recognized as one of the three best eCommerce companies in Sweden with the nomination as 'D-Award' finalist.

2020Pierce rolled out a new state-of-the-art ecommerce platform to further strengthen the customer experience

2020Pierce received the Sweden’s Best Managed Companies recognition, sponsored by Deloitte in cooperation with Nasdaq

2021Pierce completed an IPO and listed its shares on Nasdaq Stockholm's main market.

TodayWe have a local presence in 17 European markets with 400 employees, 5 offices in Sweden (Stockholm and Åre), Spain (Barcelona), and Poland (Szczecin).

Martina Gavláková | Contact Person

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