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Category Development Manager, Women's Shave & Fem Care

Location: 

Mississauga, ON, CA

Req ID:  3582
Job Type: 
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.

Applications are currently being accepted for the position of Category Development Manager, Women’s Shave & Fem Care.

ROLE SUMMARY

The incumbent leads the development and implementation of category plans and insights for internal cross-functional teams and external customers.  This includes providing analytical support, insights, and actionable recommendations that support the achievement of both the retailer and EPC’s sales and profit objectives.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop category consumption projections at key points in the annual and strategic planning processes and be the authority in front of customer on future category trends.
  • Fully leverage a broad range of insights (shopper/consumer/economic/retailer) into the category management process.
  • Fully leverage analytical strength in creating compelling fact-based solutions for customer and brand plans.
  • Deliver thorough and well-supported analysis to the customer regarding assortment and merchandising recommendations.
  • Champion the category vision and strategy process for EPC categories.
  • Align category development effort and priorities with marketing and sales strategy and support the identification of market opportunities.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • University Business degree with 5+ years of category management or market/consumer analytics experience, preferably in a CPG environment.
  • Excellent computer skills, including spreadsheet, database and presentation software.
  • Knowledge of Nielsen data (i.e. MarketTrack, Shopper Tracker) and Plan-o-gram software.
  • Knowledge of Numerator, Precima, other Retailer tools is an asset.
  • Prior sales/trade/marketing experience in a CPG environment is an asset.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Strong understanding of the role of insights, analytics and shopper marketing in Category Management.
  • Experience with category management theory & analysis and solid understanding of financial analysis principles is strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with OMNI/eCommerce insights and trends is an asset.
  • Strong, proactive collaborator comfortable interacting at all levels within the organization. A team player who thrives in a team-oriented environment.
  • Solid project management and organizational skills to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently on projects.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills at all levels both within and outside the organization.

 

Edgewell endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment & selection process.  Please contact ­­­­­Donna McGarrity at 519-506-8905 or at Donna.McGarrity@Edgewell.com.

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.