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Category Development Specialist CE

Location: 

Warsaw, MZ, PL

Req ID:  2716
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.

 

Category Development Specialist 
Warsaw, Poland
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 newly created Category Development Specialist role, this might be your next step! This is a great choice for and experienced Category Professional to join Edgewell Personal Care – a global consumer goods business with a portfolio of over 25 brands (Wilkinson Sword, Hawaiian Tropic, Bulldog Skincare for Men… just to name a few!).
 
Now, Let’s Get Down to Business
You will be reporting to the Head of Marketing (Central Europe) and be a part of a high performing team. We have significantly more category influence than our market shares would dictate, so require individuals who can quickly build rapport internally and externally.
Internally this position is as the expert in the category, providing the business with guidance on changing category & shopper dynamics and working cross-functionally to develop initiatives to realise optimal outcomes from these.
Externally the function would build long-lasting relationship with our key customers to deliver strategic objectives for the category and our brands. 
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:

 

Strategy & Planning (External)
•    Develop clear recommendations that include customer/category performance, range, distribution, space & fixture layout recommendations, promotion advice & pricing insight. Deliver this through best-in-class, engaging fact-based retailer presentations with clear rationale & size of prize for all recommendations then follow-up to ensure these recommendations land.
•    Work across the top five customer base to fully understand each retailer strategy and how Edgewell can leverage our category vision to create a win/win situation that will grow the category and benefit our business.
•    Develop compelling arguments that influence customer plans on ranging, merchandising, promotion, and shopper communication.
•    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.
 

Strategy & Planning (Internal)
•    Be the expert on the category and ensure the wider business is being kept abreast of current market conditions, trends, and key competitor activities.
•    Identify issues and opportunities in the category (pricing, promotion, NPD, activation etc.) and co-develop winning strategies around these with Marketing and Commercial.
•    Analyse available syndicated data, draw conclusions / provide recommendations, provide monthly or quarterly reports to the business

 

Are You Ready to Show Us What You’ve Got? 
Ultimately the role requires a curious, data driven and highly analytical individual who can turn multiple data points into coherent arguments, that they can then deliver in a simple and concise way that will resonate well with their audience.

Ideally you will have lots of Category experience within a commercial, consumer goods or FMCG business. You must be fluent in English and Polish.
 
Here’s what we are looking for:

 

•    Category Management experience either within Personal Care or wider FMCG environment.
•    Understanding of consumer / shopper Insights with experience of working with consumer data sources e.g., Nielsen, Kantar Worldpanel, retailers scanned data etc.
•    Excellent computer skills, including spread sheet, database, and presentation software. Experience with JDA space planning is also desirable, but not mandatory.
•    Experience of developing customer relationships with positive outcomes will be a plus
•    Preferably a university degree or equivalent in commercial related subject, but not essential.
•    Fluent in English & Polish with good verbal, written communication, and presentation skills a must.

 

What we offer
A ‘can do’ working culture with the following benefits:
 Attractive Salary, hybrid working with flexible hours policy, medical care, group life insurance, lunch vouchers, Social Fund, employee assistance programme, Multisport card

 

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 apply online with an up-to-date CV along with your salary expectations.
 
Alternatively, feel free to pass onto your colleagues who may be interested. For information about this great company, visit www.edgewell.com

 

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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.