• Private Label Product Manager Oslo
  • Circle K in Oslo, , Norway
  • jobs
  • 4 weeks ago

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Job Description


Our mission is simple: we make journeys easier and more enjoyable for our customers. We want to lift their spirits by delivering little boosts along the way.  We care about our people and our communities, and we look for ways to uplift people first. Wherever your journey’s going, we can help you get there. 

Private Label Product Manager

Type of Employment: Permanent

Location: Oslo, Norway

Visa requirements: A valid work permit from the EU/EEA (relocation assistance is not provided)


The Proprietary Brands Team in Circle K is a central support function responsible for developing and growing the company’s portfolio of proprietary brand products across our 12 markets in Europe. Our mission is to grow the business and drive customer loyalty, by enabling our business units to offer quality products and value to our customers. The team works within several disciplines such as concept- and product development, category management, merchandising... design, and product sourcing. We serve as one of three Circle K Private Brand Teams in the world, with colleagues both in the US and Canada.

The Proprietary Brand Team’s work within Circle K, plays into the Circle K brand promise of making it easy. Our products make our brand come to life for our customers, each and every day, and thus we play an essential role in the building of a differentiated customer offer and our retailer brand image.


Reporting to the Director Proprietary Brands Europe within our Convenience Europe team, the Private Label Manager will manage a set of categories within our private brand offering and be responsible for overall profitable growth across all our markets in Europe. Role will include category- and brand management, concept development, product sourcing, supplier relations, marketing and negotiations. The role will work closely with our peer departments such as Procurement, Data & Analytics, Design, Marketing and Quality Assurance. Multidisciplinary understanding is an advantage, as our projects typically comprise of several disciplines.


Here are ways that you’ll help make journeys better: 
• Manage and develop selected categories within the proprietary brand business, including securing optimal product assortment, competitive COGS, improved profitability, and differentiation in our markets.
• Develop partnerships with manufacturers to secure viable and sustainable sourcing, logistics and sales growth.
• Secure implementation of packaging, branding, design, and legal requirement compliance for all products in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external service providers.
• Work with the Brand & Marketing teams to define communication objectives, strategies, and action plans for marketing execution.
• Collaborate with Circle K Business units in Europe to secure support, adaptation, and implementation of all products, offers, programs and strategies.


Here’s what we’re looking for:
• Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Business or Marketing Management.
• Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience from related field (category, brand, product development/sourcing, marketing, merchandising).
• Commercial mindset and experience from retail, FMCG, CPG.
• Experience in Project Management.
• Strong communicative skills, with the ability to work holistically and systematically.
• Collaborates well in an international team environment, across functions.
• Strong navigational skills, in an international matrix organization.
• Fluent in English and Norwegian, Danish or Swedish - written and oral.
• Strong skills in basic office tools as Excel, Power Point, Teams, One Note.


Our office employment opportunities offer you career growth with an international company, plus a dynamic work environment that puts people first. Wherever you are in your journey, we have a place for you. Here’s some of the exciting perks we offer:
• Alimentation Couche-Tard is a proud receiver Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award (GEWA) for 3 years in a row.
• Complete benefits packages (health insurance, pension contribution etc.).
• Possibility to enroll in stock purchase plan.
• Employee discount on fuel and electrical vehicle charging.
• Paid time off plan including vacation, sick days and personal days.
• Work in a collaborative, dynamic, high performing, and diverse team.
• Learning opportunities to develop new skills and to evolve professionally in a fast-growing company.
• Hybrid work to allow a sustainable work-life balance.

At Circle K, our culture is shaped by our team members and how we treat each other. Our guiding principles are the core values we live by and inform all our actions and business decisions. You can find them at Values and Culture | Circle K. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.


We encourage you to apply by May 26, 2024 The candidates will be reviewed on continuous basis.

You don't meet all the necessary qualifications? At Circle K, we are fully committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and genuine work environment. Therefore, if you're enthusiastic about this role but your background doesn't perfectly match every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Contact person:
Rune Romberg-Stenersen
Director Proprietary Brands Europe
e: [email protected]

Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail or other form of digital communication. We are looking forward to your application!

We know great companies are built from within, by great people like you. Come grow with us
Oslo Norway


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