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2023-05-04 Spread Group Full-time Berlin MA 186 South Street 02111 United States

Director Category Management & Trading (f/m/d)

Our global flagship consumer brand Spreadshirt is planning to completely reinvent its product-market model and – fed with investments – to drive the future of made-to-order fashion and lifestyle e-commerce. On that path to the next level, we are aiming to massively strengthen our commercial teams and are looking for a highly commercially driven Director Category Management & Trading (f/m/d) who is eager to build up a strong category team from scratch and to foster the trading mentality of the business. In that role you will be a key member in the leadership team of Spread Group. 

Your Responsibilities

  • Build up a strong team for pricing, category management, buying and trading to a team size of 8 to 10 and establish proper processes and tool environment.  
  • Develop the assortment, category & pricing strategies for Spreadshirt in alignment with the overall go-to-market strategy. 
  • Contribute to category specific planning and forecasting in close cooperation with our financial controlling team. 
  • Establish and drive merchandise planning by providing guidance to the fashion design and the sourcing teams so that the right product is available to the customer at the right time, quantity, and price in alignment with customer needs and the sales plan. 
  • Ensure in coordination with the procurement team that in season proper stock levels of the various products are available and develop in season management strategies for re-order and mark down of products. 
  • Together with your team analyze availability gaps in the stock and potential lost sales. 
  • Develop category specific-marketing needs (campaigns, promotions, category awareness campaigns) and advocate those towards marketing teams. 
  • Monitor day-to-day trading while ensuring that deviations from plan are opposed with proper counter measures. 
  • Monitor the competitive landscape and adopt the commercial strategy to market circumstances.  
  • Adopt your strategies on assortment, pricing, and trading to the local needs of the different countries Spreadshirt operates in.  
  • Guide the conceptual development of pricing and margin management by building up a pricing team towards an industry leading pricing. 
  • Oversee pricing and its commercial impact. 

Your Profile

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in the context of category/ assortment management, pricing and/or trading in a fashion B2C environment. 
  • E-commerce experience. 
  • Experience in management and/or pricing consulting is a plus. 
  • 5+ years of leadership experience. 
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills. 
  • Strong strategic mindset. 
  • You are a strong communicator with convincing stakeholder management skills. 
  • You are a hands-on doer. 

We value diversity at Spread Group. We are proud of and continue to encourage the increasing diversity of our company culture and community. Your skills, talents, and experience are our focus regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital or disability status.

What We Offer

  • Flexible working times on a basis of trust with remote working options as well as part-time options
  • 30 days of holiday and family-friendly working options
  • Regular GAs to communicate future plans and company goals in a transparent manner
  • An in-depth onboarding program including the chance to visit production sites in the Czech Republic
  • German & English courses as well as interdisciplinary workshops and training
  • Options for using our company car, 50% discount off all our products and many more discount campaigns
  • Modern offices with a rooftop terrace and barbecue, large kitchens for breaks and after-work events
  • Regular company events, like hiking days, summer and Christmas parties as well as drinks on Fridays and other “Feel Good” activities
  • Come as you are – there is no dress code & four-legged friends are welcome
  • Meet-a-Spreadster to find out more about the diverse world of Spread Group
  • For more impressions of working life at Spread Group, please find us on Instagram

We look forward to receiving your application, preferably online via our career portal in German or English or as a PDF document to Please state reference number V00-1598 and don't forget to let us know about salary expectations and your earliest starting date.

P.S.: We love creative CVs, a can-do attitude, and fresh perspectives. We want characters full of ideas and drive – no matter how old you are, where you come from or what your background is. Show us what you're made of!

Shazmin Hussein

Shazmin Hussein

Head of Talent Acquisition




We believe inclusivity is essential – and act on it. We celebrate coming from 43 different countries, are proud of having 52% women in leadership roles and are thankful for our shared experiences.
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It’s not all fresh fruit and free drinks (but we have those too). Our feel-good efforts strengthen our culture and encourage networking and cross-departmental collaboration.
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Regardless of place or time zone – digital work is the standard. Our global productivity is fueled by OKRs, agile management and flat hierarchies.


We keep our employees in-the-know. We’re radically transparent about our growth, revenue (currently $146 million), profit, future plans and achievements.


We believe in respecting our planet, new ideas and each other. With leadership based on mutual respect: We want your input from day one, whatever your role.


Interested in remote or part-time work in a leadership role? Need to leave early to pick up your kids? We see you, let’s talk about it.