United Kingdom, Hemel Hempstead, Beauty Care

Category Management Executive


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.


  • Work across the category management team to embed our Category Drivers and Strategy with our key retail partners
  • Support in tailoring our category strategy to key customers and create actionable category, customer & shopper insight driven plans
  • Be the ambassador of best in class merchandising and space planning across the team
  • Work cross functionally with sales, marketing and digital to respond to ad hoc requests for new insight and be able to see the bigger picture
  • Proactively evaluate and analyse customer performance against our competitive set and categories
  • Identify the big wins for Henkel, the customer & the category, short, medium & long term and work with the
  • Category Controller to prioritise own work plan
  • Bring the voice of the category and retailer into conversations, ensure customer insight is at the heart of all Henkel decision making
  • Develop our Perfect Store vision aligned to our category growth plan and vision (instore and online)


  • Great communication and relationship building skills.
  • Degree educated with at least 2 years experience in a Category Management position in an FMCG environment (H&B experience an advantage)
  • Analytical and effective in using multiple data sources to build category stories. Ideally have a background in working with IRI/Kantar/dunnhumby/Nectar360/IGD etc.
  • Confident using Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
  • Previous experience in Space Planning or Merchandising desirable.
  • Well organised and able to manage multiple priorities.
  • A creative thinker, with highly impactful presentation skills
  • Commercial acumen; proven track record of making sound decisions with awareness for business needs
JOB ID: 21014021
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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