Category Manager Job at Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Stockholm
At Johnson & Johnson Consumer Nordic, we are dedicated in providing No. 1 consumer brands/products based on consumer and shopper insights. We have a truly unrivalled brand portfolio, with power brands across multiple categories, including Neutrogena, Natusan, Piz Buin, o.b, Imodium, Ipren, Livostin and Nicorette. We’re one of the globe’s fastest-growing consumer companies, caring for the world, one person at a time, embracing research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of over a billion people every day.
One major part of our business is over the counter medicines where most of our products are sold in pharmacies as well as in grocery channels via medicine cabinets.
Another exciting part of our business is a group of consumer skincare and consumer health care brands where we are dedicated in accelerating successful growth over the upcoming years. Within this consumer brand business sector, we work with multiple categories within adult skincare, oral care, feminine care, and baby care.
Introduction and Overview
The market for Over the Counter (OTC) products is undergoing a huge change these years. Sales channel dynamic opportunities and the possibilities for positive changes is high. You will have the possibility to craft the future for selling OTC products in Sweden. Your focus is on the full OTC category with most of the work within the”Quit Smoking”-category, where our Nicorette Brand is the clear leader!
You will be a part of a highly motivated team, working closely with Brand Activation and Key Account Manager’s. Our culture is very inclusive, and therefore we are searching for someone with the right skills as well as a personality that encourage colleagues. Are you that person?
As Category Manager you will deliver insight-based shopper innovations as well as fundamental category initiatives together with priority customers on key needs, crafting long-term business relationships and ensuring category growth. Actively support and empower the organization to define commercial purpose and objectives, in addition to deploy relevant learnings to the organization to drive business with all other customers forward.
Identify relevant areas for category growth and translate key opportunities into strategy
Lead local agenda to ensure all commercial insights are transformed into a relevant overview, in order to uncover unmet category and shopper needs
Position J&J as the go-to company and inspiring leader in preferred categories by developing category growth stories for trade meetings together with Key Account – and Commercial Activation Managers
Add value to key customers and grow their categories beyond J&J brands, by applying objective category growth approach
Drive joint business planning and build outstanding execution concepts in cooperation with other internal departments
Prepare and present category execution at customer headquarter level and be able to hold meetings with key stakeholders
Plan and manage in-store trials projects and develop Activation Manuals for sales force to ensure strong in-store execution
Develop and update monthly sales- and market share reports
Plan, manage and supervise allocated budget utilizing available financial tools
3-5 years’ experience working as Category Manager, Shopper Marketing Manager or in similar role at a retailer
Experience / high understanding of the Category Management process
Proven track record of successful category projects from start to finish
Experience with working in a matrix organization
Swedish language and very good English skills, both spoken and written
Solid analytical thinking capabilities
Customer focused and love being a standout team member
Well-structured, focused and used to setting clear priorities
Passionate about the consumer and shopper insights and how to generate insights to action
What you will need to succeed
Be the go-to person and sparring for both Key Account Manager and Brand Activation before presenting to customers
Present great category plans that gets implemented at customer level
Be generous about category knowledge to your colleagues in the Nordics
If you are interested in this position, please apply with an updated CV and Cover letter. The selection process will start during the standard 14-days posting period, please send in your application as soon as possible. We reserve the rights to close the advert earlier. All applicants can expect feedback on the application.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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McNeil Sweden AB (8512)
Company: Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Company Location: Stockholm