Category Manager 100% (m/w)
Product Line
Full Time
Zurich, Switzerland
2019-10-18

Lead our range to success.

Category Manager 100% (m/w)
Product Category: Baking
Location: Zürich

Electrolux AG focuses on household appliances and with our 480 employees we go the extra mile for our customers.
At Electrolux, we everyday shape living for the better for our customers and us. You like cooking as much as we do? Then come and join our Product Management team as Category Manager where you will get a chance to work in a diverse team that shares a real passion for major kitchen appliances. In this role, you will be responsible for driving the strategy for the categories ovens & specials with the goal of developing, defining and launching the right assortment for the Swiss Market.

About the job / Your daily work

• Define, launch and manage the product range Baking (ovens & special products) for different brands and key accounts over its whole lifecycle
• Evaluate and report monthly figures and market statistics to Product Management Head and define short- & mid-term actions in alignment with sales and marketing
• Drive Commercial Launch planning for category Baking from product side 
• Closely collaborate and cooperate with central product line team to foster the long-term innovation strategy of the category, support R&D with field test input for new developments and push improvement initiatives in tandem with our local cooking experts.
• Engage, manage and support internal stakeholders (Quality, Marketing, Sales, Finance) by building relationships, sharing knowledge and working as tandem team to meet budget ambitions and overachieve customer wishes.

You are
• Passionate. You are a self-starter, result-driven and have an entrepreneurial way of working. 
• Engaged. You are enthusiastic and interested in our products and the mentioned product category. 
• Collaborative. You enjoy teamwork, communicate openly and build your network easily
• Inspiring. As project leader and team player you are able to influence and motivate others and you appreciate working in a matrix structure. 
• Curious. You challenge the status quo, have strong analytical skills and see the big picture. 
• Innovative. You are open to changes and new ideas and approach opportunities with a healthy can-do attitude.  

Skills & Experience
We’re looking for a motivated talent, who brings along the following background:
• University Master’s Degree in Business or Marketing
• 3-5 years’ experience in similar role in a multinational company, preferable in the major appliances or similar industry
• Strong interest and affinity for cooking and keen eye on kitchen appliances market
• Sharp negotiation and analytical skills
• Ability to deal with & drive change in combination with hands-on problem-solving skills
• Strong project management skills and experience (proven lateral leadership skills)
• Ability to work in matrix organization paired with excellent communication & cooperation skills (Work experience in an international environment is desirable)
• Strong computer skills with all standard Microsoft Software programs (SAP, Lotus Notes preferable)
• Excellent English skills as well as fluent German skills spoken and written. French is a plus. 

We are looking forward to receiving your application (CV and cover letter) through our online tool. Additional documents (reference letters, certificates) can currently not be sent through our tool. Please send these to applicationCH(at)electrolux.com. Applications can only be considered if originally uploaded through online tool. Applications via email or regular mail cannot be considered. 

Talent Acquisition, Electrolux AG, www.electrolux.ch