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Category Executive

Richmond, United Kingdom Job ID 20203 Apply

Lifestyle Brands (the LSB) is a growing house of like-minded brands under the SC Johnson umbrella including Method®, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®,Babyganics® andEcover®. Headquartered in San Francisco with additional operations in Chicago and throughout Europe, the LSB is home to 650 employees. Together we act as a force for bold, transformative growth with a focus on delivering positive impact for people and the planet. If you’re into pioneering the future and doing good while doing business, come join us.

The LSB is part of SC Johnson, a family-owned company and leading manufacturer of household cleaning, home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care products, as well as professional products. Originally founded in 1886 and headquartered in Wisconsin, U.S.A., SC Johnson and the Lifestyle Brands division are at work for a better world.

Location: Richmond, London (Frimley from Jan 2023)

Contract type: Permanent

People Leader: EU Head of Category Management

Function:  Category Management


We are seeking a Category Analyst to join our small, but passionate category management team.  Our mission is to grow eco-cleaning by developing and landing strategies that deliver for the consumer, our retailers and our brands.  We’re looking for an experienced analyst to help us stay on the forefront of consumer, shopper and industry trends.  The successful candidate will support the EU category team.  The role has a broad remit including monthly reporting as well as ad-hoc analysis into a wide range of subjects.


  • Broadly split between:

Regular reporting (c.40% of the role) e.g.

  • Updating regular reports and sharing with stakeholders OTIF
  • Leading monthly performance review
  • e-Commerce round-up

Ad-hoc analysis into a broad range of subjects (c.60% of the role) e.g.

  • Macro trends
  • Shopper trends
  • Brand performance
  • Drivers of category performance
  • Sell-in stories for NPD
  • NPD performance tracking
  • Competitor activity
  • Supporting on range reviews
  • Etc.

Experience you’ll bring:

•Essential: Proven track record of analysing data and turning it into actionable insights

•Essential: Comfortable using Microsoft tools, particularly Excel and PowerPoint

•Essential: Experienced at presenting to stakeholders in 121 situations as well as to larger groups

•Desirable: Experience of working in the FMCG industry (internship/year-in-industry)

•Desirable: Experienced in working with sources of EPOS and Shopper data e.g. Nielsen, Kantar

Superpowers you’ll bring:

•Be constantly curious.  Ask 'why' and 'why not'.  Be willing to be the first 

•Be able to think like a founder.  Have a 'challenger brand’ mentality.  You’re a self-starter who's not afraid to dig in and get dirty. 

•Get creative to find ways to punch above our weight with retailers

•Be analytical as well as creative, energetic, flexible and results-driven

•The ability to manage a diverse, ever-changing and interesting workload

•Have communication & influencing skills to drive collaborative relationships with EU team & to enable you to deliver results through others

•Extremely diligent with a proven record of delivering OTIF


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