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Category Development Manager


High Wycombe, UKM, GB

Req ID:  3608
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Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.



Category Development Manager
High Wycombe, Hybrid Working
Permanent, attractive salary & benefits
Let's Talk About You

You’re ambitious, but you want a career with purpose—we love that. You’re up for a challenge and ready to write the next chapter of your career story with a great group of encouraging colleagues. You want to make your mark and let your personality shine. Well, if you’re interested in our Category Manager role, this might be your next step!. We are looking for a someone with Category or Market Insights experience to join Edgewell Personal Care – a global consumer goods business with a portfolio of over 25 brands (Wilkinson Sword, Schick, Hawaiian Tropic, Carefree, Bulldog Skincare for Men, Jack Black and recently acquired Cremo Grooming… just to name a few!).
Now, Let’s Get Down to Business
At Edgewell we pride ourselves on our ability to build meaningful relationships with our customers. Category Development plays a huge role in doing this by helping create a joint vision to win and then supporting our teams to deliver on this through numerous activities across Brand and Private Label.
This position is as Category Development Manager within our high performing team.  We have significantly more category influence than our market shares would dictate, so require individuals who can quickly build rapport with customers and demonstrate the wider strategic thinking required to create engaging joint development plans.
Internally this position is as the expert in the category, providing the business with guidance on changing market/consumer dynamics and working cross-functionally to develop initiatives to realise optimal outcomes from these.
Ultimately the role requires a curious, data driven and highly analytical individual who can turn multiple data points in to coherent arguments, that they can then deliver in a simple and concise way that will resonate well with their audience.

If there’s one thing you’ll get here at Edgewell, it’s a collaborative group full of likeable, diverse and nurturing colleagues. They’re an inspiring bunch. While your experience is of course important, we’re all about making useful things joyful, so we love when our prospective candidates are passionate about this too.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll get up to:

•    Work across the top seven customer base (Grocery & Highstreet) to fully understand each retailer strategy and how Edgewell can leverage our category vision.
•    Develop compelling arguments that influence customer plans on ranging, merchandising, promotion and shopper communication. 
•    Own the range review process. Develop clear recommendations that include customer/category performance, range, distribution, space & fixture layout recommendations, promotion advice & pricing insight. Strategy & Planning (Internal)
•    Identify issues and opportunities in the category (pricing, promotion, NPD, activation etc.) and co-develop winning strategies around these with Marketing, Commercial, and Customer Strategy functions.
•    Drive ROI from research by advising Commercial & Marketing teams on key business opportunities / risks to drive Edgewell’s growth across all channels.
•    With customers, co-develop and run in-store trials to identify better ways to win at fixture, give shoppers a better experience and grow the category.

Are You Ready to Show Us What You’ve Got?
Ideally you will have Category, Marketing or Shopper Insights experience gained within a commercial or consumer goods company.

Here’s what we are looking for:
•    Significant Category Management experience either within Personal Care or wider FMCG environment.
•    Clear experience of owning and developing customer relationships with positive outcomes.
•    Understanding of consumer / shopper Insights with experience of working with a range of shopper and consumer data sources e.g. Nielsen, IRI, Kantar Worldpanel, Boots AdCard, Dunnhumby etc.
•    Excellent computer skills, including spread sheet, database and presentation software.
•    Experience with JDA space planning is also desirable.
•    Preferably a university degree or equivalent in commercial related subject, but not essential.
•    Experience of FMCG across both Branded and Private Label business desirable.
•    Fluent in English with outstanding verbal, written communication and presentation skills a must.

Benefits: Competitive salary, Car Allowance, Hybrid working possible (2 days in the office), employee assistance programme, life assurance, discounted Edgewell branded products, core working hours, 25 days annual leave, free beverage & snacks, free parking onsite, sports & social club membership, casual smart dress code and a great boss!
Now Take the Next Step
If you’re looking forward to progressing your career with us, then we’re looking forward to hearing from you. Please email an up to date CV in English along with your salary expectations. Alternatively, feel free to pass onto your teammates who may be interested. For information about this great company, visit



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