Category Manager Job at Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in Stockholm

Job Description

About Johnson & Johnson Consumer

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?

Category Manager

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.

Main responsibilities:
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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Primary Location



McNeil Sweden AB (8512)

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About Company

Company: Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Company Location:  Stockholm

About Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies