Category Manager

Job description


We are the leading one-stop-shop for branded payments, making online recharge possible for anyone, anywhere at any time — whether you or someone you love needs credit for calling, gaming, entertainment or money. This is your chance to join an ambitious scaleup in a state of rapid growth; we’ll push you to develop yourself and help you create a real impact in your role.

Put simply: we could write history together.

We won’t bore you with a corporate spiel about how we might be taking on the world of branded payments (spoiler: we are).

Instead, we’ll let the numbers speak for themselves: $36 million in funding (and counting!), 50%+ growth in 2020, projected $500 million in sales in 2021, 2.5 million active customers, a presence in 180 countries and 22 markets, a team of 140+ employees and 35+ nationalities, and 1 person missing — you.

We’re on the hunt for the hungriest and most passionate talent out there. If at any point your brain screams “I want in!” while you’re reading this, then consider this the sign you’ve been looking for: we want you too.

The Role

We’re looking for a talented Category Manager to join our Category & Buying Team, one of the key pillars of Recharge’s future growth, and report to our Director Category & Buying, Jeroen Siegerink.

The role of Category Manager is a cross-over between the FMCG approach to category management, pricing and partnership management. It will involve creating a relevant assortment, improving performance with the Marketing team, strategizing together with the Expansion and Business Development team and liaising with brand partners about growing their categories.

Job requirements

What will I do?

As a Category Manager, you will have category vision for Shopping and Bill Payment. You are going to identify key opportunities and challenges for each category and translate this into strategic growth of the business, and competition tracking & pricing strategy.

You will also improve performance together with Marketing teams and work on partner Management & contract negotiations. You will be responsible for the rapid launch & expansion of products to new regions, and build new global categories.

Your new team

Your new team will consist of hungry young professionals that are ready to make an impact on the business including your Director of Category & Buying, Category Lead, 3 Category Managers, 1 Launch Manager, and 2 Delivery Specialists.

What you have

  • At least 4 years working experience and a proven track record in FMCG, Ecommerce, Global Sales, Remittance or Gift Cards market ideally within the FMCG domain

  • Partnership management skills

  • International experience and mindset

  • Strong communication, project management and analytical skills

  • Proactive, getting-it-done mentality

  • Curiosity! An open mind and interest for change to drive new ideas, to understand, new cultures, to implement opportunities

  • Business development experience is a plus

What we offer

  • 30 days of holiday, a great pension scheme, and one of the best relocation packages in Amsterdam

  • Flexible working hours and an office overlooking the Amstel

  • MacBook Pro (13” or 15”) or PC

  • Budget for noise-cancelling headphones, travel to and from the office, working-from-home and self-learning

  • Free healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks by our in-house chef

  • Weekly yoga, bootcamp and guided meditations

  • Free Dutch classes to help out with daily life in the Netherlands

  • Regular parties, pub quizzes, bingo sessions, celebrations and other events*

*Online due to Covid-19 restrictions

Find out more about our company culture, values and big wins at and our Instagram Page at Lifeatrecharge.

The process

1. Apply: Want in? Let us know! Apply for a role and help us get to know your best self.

2. Phone interview: One of our recruiters will get in touch to help you both understand if Recharge is the right next move for you.

3. First interview: You’ll meet with your future line manager (either in person or online) and someone from HR to talk about you, our culture, and whether you're a fit for the job.

4. Assignment & Second interview: Some roles involve a case study. Great! It’s your chance to shine and show us you have what it takes. You’ll present your case study to the Hiring Manager and someone from the team

5. Third Interview: You’ll meet with a key member of the management team

6. Offer: You did it! There are only a few tickets available, and this one has your name on it. Welcome to the team.