Category Development Manager,

United Kingdom, England, Slough

Business unit: DP Marketing & Sales Unit UK and Ireland

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Category Development Manager
Interior Categories
Upto £53,500 + 25days holiday, pension, flexible benefits and staff discounts
Slough, Berks
Of graduate calibre you are commercially astute and have experience gained in category management role. Now you are looking for an opportunity to work in a business that will encourage your input, welcome your ideas and act on them. Look no further than AkzoNobel. Home to world class products including the Dulux Super Brand, we’re now looking for a Category Development Manager to develop category leadership relationships with customers for our Interiors product range.
As Category Development Manager you will focus on delivering enhanced sales and profits for AkzoNobel and our customers. We will look to you to utilise category and shopper insights, translating existing category strategy and drivers into actionable category point of purchase plans covering. You will take responsibility for range optimisation, space and layout principles, strategies and plans, as well as category promotional activities. You will work closely with Category Insights Managers to ensure customer category insights are utilised in planning as well as with Customer Business Directors to ensure customer strategies are central to commercial plans. In short you will deliver high quality category solutions that deliver the maximum return for customers and the business.

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December 15, 2016

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DP Marketing & Sales Unit UK and Ireland

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Your experience in category management means you can demonstrate excellent commercial planning skills. You will have the ability to draw relevant insights and conclusions from analysis and identifying commercial opportunities and threats that exist for a business at both a strategic and at a tactical level. Highly analytical, you will be used to cross functional working in commercial teams and expert at building relationships with internal and external stakeholders. An effective communicator you will be good at solving problems and have an understanding of key business software. You will also be the sort of person who is passionate about excellence and delivers on commitments.
AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people's lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Backed by a pioneering heritage, our innovative products and sustainable technologies are designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet, while making life easier. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 45,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as a leader in sustainability, we are dedicated to energizing cities and communities while creating a protected, colorful world where life is improved by what we do.
At AkzoNobel, we believe we can only grow our business as fast as we grow our people, so if you want to be a Category Development Manager in a business that will invest in you and give you the opportunity to develop please visit our website via the link.
AkzoNobel. Where your ideas go far.