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Henkel´s Laundry & Home Care brands have been trusted by generations of families. To maintain the trusted quality it takes constant innovation, sound research, cutting-edge product development, smart marketing and sales. Above all, it takes people who share our passion and embrace change.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join as a Category Manager reporting into the Category Controller. The role will require you to develop category plans and propositions by channel and customer aligned to market execution plans.   

The key challenges will include:

  • Analysing, understanding and interrogating macro, market and industry trends to ensure we objectively support our retail partners in maximising their opportunity within our categories.
  • Leading the category agenda with high profile customers, adding structure to our insights and data, to build Henkel credibility and strong retailer relationships, and ultimately deliver recommendations that grow our brand and share of category
  • Utilising market, account and shopper data to lead the internal business thinking on commercial and brand planning, and challenge strategy developments internally where needed

  • Becoming a leader in category ranging, pricing and promotions across customer channels

  • Working alongside the marketing and national account teams to translate customer insights into strategies and drive performance

  • Championing and proactively leading ‘shelf excellence’ including range, fixture layout and POS creation to Trade Marketing to assist consumer navigation and increase penetration

  • Being a key contributor to the Category Management team and supporting the UK and Ireland category vision and strategy

  • Evaluating and making recommendations on promotional planning and the most effective use of budget spend

Who we are looking for

  • Demonstrable success in Category Management within a competitive FMCG environment

  • Highly analytical with a high level of competence in interpreting customer data, whilst drawing insight and forming recommendations

  • Familiar with category and customer data and insight sources such as IRI, Kantar, Dunnhumby, Selfserve and IGD

  • Excellent communication and presenting skills


Apply online if this sounds like your next challenge. Refer to the job ID mentioned above and get one step closer to starting your new job at Henkel.


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