Local Category Manager
Product Line
Full Time

The Local Category Manager  will be responsible for supporting the category in developing and deploy a successful commercial strategy for the product categories, ensuring timely creation of innovative features and products. Be the link between factory and Product Line ensuring effective launch execution and consistent ranging, based on deep product knowledge and understanding of market and competitors.


  • Strong support to European Category manager on range execution in all Clusters
  • Close and daily co-operation with Product Line and research & development to ensure daily execution and follow up of all product related activities
  •  Owner of Product Life Cycle – cradle to grave: new PNC (Product New Code ) creation, specs, profitability, phase-in/phase-out as well as complexity reduction focus
  •  Overall monitoring and administration the product on the PNC level in company systems
  • Product Specification full definition & data correctness
  • User manual availability check
  • Provide photos, specifications and other product data for internal usage and to clusters for their catalogues and promotional material
  • EMEA Range model catalogue maintenance including target launch price, unique selling proposition, secondary benefits
  • Manage samples organization & shipment (Country events/Fairs…)
  • Customer visits support (rooms set up, incl. samples availability and Factory visits coordination)
  • Quality follow up (e.g.: pilot appliances & issues blocking production lines blocked)
  • Support with third party test institutes
  • Ensure Pre-production of units for Shop floor


Minimum Qualification


  • Result oriented. You take ownership to deliver results.
  • Excellent Communication skills . As you will be a spider in a wide network
  • Proactive and aptitude in problem-solving
  • Acting with a Sense of urgency


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering
  • From 4 to 6 years of experience in sales area 
  • Strong commercial capacity
  • Project Management
  • Product Management
  • Consumer insights
  • Very Good Computer Skills
  • Good English Commands