Canada, Mississauga, Henkel Consumer Brands

Category Development Manager

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • The Category Development Manager will play a key role providing Assortment, Merchandising, Pricing and Shelving recommendations to the Canadian Sales Team while forging strong cross-functional partnerships incl. Sales, Commercial Strategy and Marketing teams to identify opportunities and develop customer-centric selling stories.
  • A self-starter with an innovative, analytical, solution -oriented, strategic mindset to evaluate and identify Category and Customer growth opportunities while offering a clear point of view leveraging syndicated marketplace reporting.
  • An expert storyteller interpreting POS, loyalty, and shopper data to develop best-in-class Category Reviews.
  • Provides adhoc Sales support of presentation development identifying strategic account opportunities including space to sales analytics and ability to influence through fact-based storytelling. 
  • Ad-hoc reporting with headquarter and Division/Team focus.
  • Educates and disseminates HQ strategic information (brand & insights), studies and analyses, to Team and Account with market focus.
  • Builds relationships with North American and Global Shopper Category Development Team to leverage and share best demonstrated practices.


  • B.S. or B.A. degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Category Management (or related roles) within consumer products industry with manufacturer or syndicated data supplier. Previous customer facing experience is an asset.
  • Direct sales experience in consumer packaged goods industry is a plus. 
  • Strong proficiency and expert knowledge working across multiple systems including customer tools. i.e. Nielsen, Numerator, LDIA, Springboard, Circana.
  • Superb communication skills (oral and written) with experience presenting data and findings to senior level audiences incl. at customer engagements.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, ability to distill vast amounts of data into critical business insights to activate.
  • Strong competency in time management to assist in successfully managing multiple projects. 
  • Expected travel - 10-15%

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JOB ID: 24064076
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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