United Kingdom, Hemel Hempstead, Adhesive Technologies

Category Manager

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?


  • Develop the Channel & Category Strategy for some of our most ambitious growth channels: Grocery & Convenience
  • Lead Category Management projects following the Henkel Category Management ‘Blueprint”
  • Work to maintain the Category agenda to enable the business to drive and own the customer category results
  • Champion and proactively lead ‘shelf excellence’ including range, fixture layout and POS creation to aid shopper navigation and increase market penetration
  • Work cross-functionally with Brand Marketing & Sales to identify opportunities for growth within the categories
  • Create compelling category sell-in stories in close collaboration with sales & brand marketing team e.g. for NPD
  • Initiate and execute Channel Audits & Channel Plans within the annual planning cycle
  • Plan & coordinate yearly omni-channel shopper activation calendars (incl. merchandising planning) based on channel and brand plans
  • Present and align the channel & shopper strategy and recommendations with the UK/IR Leadership Team
  • Manage and plan channel budget spend
  • Manage and develop one direct report


  • Degree educated (Bachelor or Master) or relevant experience, ideally in related fields such as marketing & business
  • 3+ years of experience in category, trade marketing or sales preferably in the consumer goods industry
  • Knowledge of UK grocery/convenience channels & merchandising experience preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyse big set of data while drawing key summary insights & recommendations
  • Experience with Nielsen, Gfk, Kantar,IRI ,Dunnhumby or EPOS data
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: comfortable in challenging the status-quo with out-of-the-box and critical creative thinking
  • Team Player & Experience with managing a variety of stakeholders internally & externally
  • Able to foster strong customer relationships based on trust
  • Learning agility and high energy level
  • Naturally takes initiative and seen as a problem solver
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 22033195
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: RecruitmentUKIE@henkel.com
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