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United States, Stamford, CT, Laundry & Home Care

Category Development 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.


·The Headquarter-based Category Development Manager for Laundry will work with HQ-based personal and field teams to drive business growth. The business mission is to achieve results that are mutually beneficial to Henkel and to our retail customer(s).

·The Category Manager will mine and leverage insights from a variety of data sources (ex. IRI POS & Panel data, retailer data, shopper insights, and custom studies) to support the development of national and channel specific strategies as well as consult on the use and availability of insights to support account level needs.

·Perform sound analyses of available data (IRI syndicated, household panel, customer specific data, custom studies, and other industry resources) to derive insights to:

·Proactively identify and quantify opportunities around distribution, pricing, shelving & merchandising

·Provide insights to inform on channel/ account-specific strategies and action plans

·Participate in internal and customer meetings to present category reviews with concrete recommendations

·Assist in the creation of national sales presentations for new items and business strategies

·Identify national add/drop recommendations and sku priorities

·Educate and disseminate HQ strategic information (brand & insights), studies and analyses to field category teams.


  • Bachelors’ degree with 5+ years of experience analyzing syndicated scanner and household panel data (IRI, A.C. Nielsen or other data sources); Strong competency in successfully managing multiple projects
  • Demonstrated skills in analyzing data from various sources to provide insights and recommendations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills for presenting insights and recommendations
  • Proven ability to take initiative, identify key business needs, and recommend solutions with little direction; proven ability to learn new software and tools to improve effectiveness and efficiency in achievement of key responsibilities.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 190006FK


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