United Kingdom, Hemel Hempstead, Adhesive Technologies

Category Manager


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Category Manager to be a key contributor to the Consumer Adhesives Category Marketing team supporting the UK and Ireland category vision and strategy. We are looking for a dynamic team player to be a key part of our future success & setting the industry bench-mark in shopper insight, category thinking and shopper marketing.


  • Develop the Channel Strategy for one of our most dynamic and ambitious channels; Value Retail
  • Lead Category Management projects following the Henkel Category Management ‘Blueprint’
  • Analyse, understand and interrogate macro, market and shopper trends to ensure we objectively support our retail partners in maximising their opportunity within our categories.
  • Initiate and execute channel Audits & Channel Plans within the annual planning cycle
  • Execution of Range reviews and presenting to key customers
  • Close collaboration with sales & brand marketing team to consult & create compelling category sell-in stories and shopper activations e.g. for NPD
  • Track, analyse & report regular deep-dives in customer sales-out combined with channel & market trends and market shares
  • Champion and proactively lead ‘shelf excellence’ including range, fixture layout and POS creation to aid shopper navigation and increase penetration
  • Manage and plan channel budget spend
  • Present and align the channel strategy and recommendations with the UK management team
  • Management and development of one direct report


  • Degree educated or equivalent, ideally in related fields such as marketing & business
  • 2+ years of experience in marketing preferably in the consumer goods industry
  • Learning agility and high energy level
  • Naturally takes initiative and is seen as a problem solver
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to draw key insights & recommendations
  • Team player
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to foster strong customer relationships based on trust
  • Good command of MS Office

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: 20010196
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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