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Senior Associate, Category Management

Australia Job ID 14319 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.

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

The external job title for this position is Category Manager.

As a Category lead within the SCJ business, you will utilise your 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. Supporting the sales team and Sales Operations & Category Management Manager, you will ensure the best outcomes for the assigned categories in all accounts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • 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

  • Deliver key category inputs into the S&OP process

  • 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:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in modern trade FMCG in a data driven category / customer marketing / sales analyst role

  • Strong knowledge of Australian grocery customers

  • Degree qualified in business / marketing or related field

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

  • Advanced computer skills, particularly Excel & PowerPoint

  • Experience with shelf management software – JDA

Benefits & Culture:

  • Flexible work hours (compressed work week)

  • Above market superannuation contributions of 12.75%

  • On-site gym, yoga classes, tennis courts, casual dress code, staff shop, and free on-sight parking 

  • Work for the best! Ranked #1 Great Place to Work Australia 2020

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