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Category Development Manager


Job Summary

Cincinnati, OH
Other/Not Classified
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Reference Code

Category Development Manager

About the Job


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. What do you strive for?

Reporting to the Team Leader of Category Development, the Field-based Category Development Manager for Laundry will work with local Sales team and US Headquarters to drive business growth with key retailers. The business mission is to achieve results that are mutually beneficial to Henkel and to our retail customer(s). The Category Manager will mine and leverage insights from a variety of data sources (ex. IRI POS & Panel data, retailer data, shopper insights, and custom studies) to provide category & shopper thought leadership, including the identification of 4-P's (Product, Placement, Promotion, Price) opportunities for the customer and internal stakeholders.  

What we offer

Perform sound analyses of available data (IRI syndicated, household panel, customer specific data, custom studies, and other industry resources) to derive insights to\:
Proactively identify and quantify 4-P's opportunities at the account
Provide insights to inform on channel/ account-specific strategies and action plans and address account specific needs from HQ
Partner with Sales team on customer presentation development by identifying category and Henkel opportunities at the account
Provide plan-o-gram optimization recommendations to maximize customer category and Henkel sales
Build customer relationship and to drive partnership opportunities leading to mutual sales growth
Implement and localize Henkel national strategies at customer account
Interact with other team members to share category/shopper insights, analytic approaches/tools, story-telling, and best practices.
Collaborate and share best practices with members of Laundry Care Category Management Team


Who we are looking for

Bachelors’ degree with 3+ years of experience analyzing syndicated scanner and household panel data (IRI, A.C. Nielsen or other data sources)
Experience working with customer specific POS data systems including 84.51 and Market-6
Strong proficiency in computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Demonstrated skills in analyzing data from various sources to provide insights and recommendations.
Knowledge and proficiency using Space Management applications (JDA, Apollo, Spaceman or ProSpace)
Strong verbal and written communication skills for presenting insights and recommendations
Strong competency in successfully managing multiple projects
Proven ability to take initiative, identify key business needs, and recommend solutions with little direction
Proven ability to learn new software and tools to improve effectiveness and efficiency in achievement of key responsibilities
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
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