CAN, Mississauga, Laundry & Home Care

Category Manager

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  • Provide category management for Canadian Henkel Consumer Brands with focus on Laundry & Homecare categories
  • Develop monthly presentations with clear category insights and recommendations and present them to internal teams
  • Support sales teams with account/channel specific category insights for customer presentations
  • Provide channel level recommendation on sku/brand/packsize priority ranking. Lead analysis on distribution gaps vs priority ranking
  • Leverages internal and external data sources including point-of-sales data and Nielsen to create tools, analyses, and presentations in support of team objectives
  • Support volume analysis & size of opportunity based on category/share trends for new innovations
  • Provides plan-o-gram support, space to sales analysis by brand and vendor (share of shelf) to maximize category/Henkel sales
  • Lead in negotiating data contracts with Global/local teams with vendors. Provide recommendations to management on data requirements.
  • Develops pre- and post-promotional sales analysis, including customer marketing programs, to help drive merchandising effectiveness to achieve sales and category goals
  • Educates and disseminates HQ strategic information (brand & insights), studies and analyses, to Team and Account with market focus
  • Fosters communication with NA and Global Category Management Team through sharing of feedback on Account/marketplace dynamics
  • Creating win-win projects to develop Laundry and Home Care category in the market


  • B.S. or B.A. degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Category Management (or related roles) within consumer products industry with manufacturer or syndicated data supplier.
  • Previous customer facing experience is an asset.
  • Direct sales or brand management experience in consumer packaged goods industry is a plus
  • Proficient in use of customer POS data including Retail Link, IRI, Precima, Nielsen, Numerator etc.
  • Strong story-telling presentation skills in category insights
  • Strong business partnership skills with internal team (Sales & Marketing)
  • Excellent computer skills with Office applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills for presenting data, findings and customer interaction
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, able to interpret and utilize syndicated data, etc.
  • Strong competency in time management to assist in successfully managing multiple projects
  • Ability to take initiative and identify issues and implement Market/Account solutions with little direction
  • Ability to learn new software and tools to improve efficiency in achievement of key responsibilities

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JOB ID: 22036643
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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