Henkel Laundry and Beauty Care holds leading market positions worldwide and its brand-name product business is continuously expanding. In this fastmoving sector, success depends on constant innovation and high-quality products. Are you ready to work in a challenging, but also glamorous and dynamic environment? If you share a passion for hair and beauty, this is the place to start your career.
Reporting to the Team Leader of Category Development, Category Development Manager 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 (e.g. 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 Management Team
Who we are looking for
Bachelors' degree, MBA preferred
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
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
Proven project management experience
Experience identifying key business needs, and recommend solutions with little direction
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.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading innovations, brands and technologies in three business areas: Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care.
Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel, headquartered in Düsseldorf / Germany, employs more than 53,000 people globally and counts among the most internationally aligned German-based companies in the global marketplace.
We want to create value – for our customers and our consumers, for our teams and our people, for our shareholders as well as for the wider society and communities in which we operate. Our vision at Henkel is to be leading with our innovations, brands and technologies. For us, “leading” exceeds the definition of being the number one in terms of market share or size. While strong positions in attractive markets are important, it takes more to be “leading with innovations, brands and technologies."? It requires leadership in value creation, responsiveness to volatile ...markets, and changing customer and consumer demands as well as in innovation, quality, service and sustainability.