United Kingdom, Hemel Hempstead, Beauty Care

Category Manager


An excellent opportunity has arisen to join as a Customer Marketing Manager.  Reporting into the Head of Customer Marketing, your key objectives will be to execute & deliver our category management & trade marketing strategies & objectives within the UK Henkel Beauty Care division.

Working across our hair & body care brands within Grocery, Ireland & Key Accounts.

The key challenges will include:

  • To be the company expert in our categories.
  • Build relationships with internal teams (leadership team, sales, marketing and supply chain), international colleagues, & buyers/category managers within the retailer base to maximise Henkel & customer business returns.
  • To work closely with NAMs & marketing to create account specific selling stories for our brands with value adding insight to ensure our success at range reviews.
  • Delivering category and trade marketing objectives across the UK retailer base.
  • To fully utilise market data & account insight to shape business thinking on commercial and trade sector planning.
  • Lead and champion shelf excellence, set objectives and deliver against these. 
  • Execution of our promotional plans across retailers in order to bring our brands to life in store.


  • Fully conversant with the latest principles in category management
  • An understanding of trade marketing; experience in trade marketing an advantage
  • Knowledge of National Account Management and/or Brand Management would be advantageous
  • Degree educated with at least 5 years experience in a Category Management position in an FMCG environment (H&B experience an advantage)
  • Analytical and highly skilled in the effective use of IRI and Kantar data; strong IT skills
  • Requires strong strategic planning skills and the ability to develop thought out plans
  • Strength in influencing to be able to convince internal stakeholders of the best direction to move in and to sell plans into retailers
  • An effective communicator, confident and outgoing, with highly impactful presentation skills
  • Commercial acumen; proven track record of making sound decisions with awareness for business needs

Henkel embraces and supports flexible working and we are therefore open to consider any specific requests. Please talk to us during the interview process so we fully understand your needs.

JOB ID: 200000WQ
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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