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Associate Manager, Category Management

Australia Job ID 17189 Apply

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.

As a Category Lead within the SCJ AU business, you will utilise your exceptional analytical skills to turn category data into actionable business insights and apply a category & shopper lens to positively influence strategic decision making & long-term brand planning. You will partner the Sales team and Sales Operations & Category Management Manager, to ensure the best outcomes for the assigned categories in all accounts, and with marketing and customer marketing to identify category trends to shape long term strategy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the range review process and support sales and Customer Marketing Teams to deliver customer planning days

  • Develop best in class category review process and imbed across categories and business

  • Support the development of a category growth plans by developing sound consumer/shopper insights regarding range, space & flow insights aligned to the brand agenda and category strategy

  • Provide recommendations to the Sales team on portfolio, range, space, prioritization for the assigned categories that are aligned with HQ / ANZ marketing commercialisation

  • Identify opportunities that will provide scale and efficiency benefits to the Cluster and Category

  • Develops appropriate tracking process for the Category, and scorecards to monitor distribution performance, competitive activities, trade sales and inventory.

  • Supports Sales in developing sell-in decks across all customers and channels.

  • Development of the assortment strategy across channels and customers

  • Partner with our key customers in helping them develop and implement store specific layouts

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Strong experience in modern trade FMCG in a data driven senior category / sales analysis role

  • Advanced analytical software skills - Nielsen / IRI unify / Quantium Checkout

  • Advanced computer skills, particularly Excel & PowerPoint

  • Experience with shelf management software – JDA

  • Intimate knowledge of Australian customers

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, able to bridge between sales and marketing

  • Degree qualified in business / marketing or related field

Benefits & Culture:

  • In 2020, SC Johnson Australia was named #1 Best Place to Work (companies with under 100 employees) by Great Place to Work Australia

  • Flexible work hours (compressed work week)

  • Above market superannuation contributions of 13.25%

  • On-site gym, yoga classes, tennis courts and free on-site parking 

  • Casual dress code, staff shop, social committee

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