Category Manager Nordics
Product Line
Full Time
Stockholm, Sweden
2021-12-29

Role can be located in any country of the Nordic Cluster (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden).

Deliver results. Drive change. Develop your real potential.

By creating desirable solutions and great experiences that enrich people’s daily lives and the health of our planet, we want to be a driving force in delivering enjoyable and sustainable living. We go to work every day determined to shape living for the better – for our customers and for the health of our planet.

To achieve this, we employ great people from a wide variety of backgrounds – not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because we believe that diverse perspectives make our business stronger and more innovative. If you share our values, come find your place in our global community. Meet us on @lifeatelectrolux and career.electroluxgroup.com to learn more.

As two of our category managers within the Kitchen Business Area are moving on to new challenges internally upon jobs really well done, we are looking to fill the positions with two new commercially minded self-started people ready to grow our kitchen categories.

The role:
As a Category Manager you would be in charge of defining and driving a consumer-centric product strategy for your categories, in line with the overall Nordic strategy. In your day-to-day job you would be working with shaping a consumer relevant range with a clear pricing and distribution strategy to delivery sustainable, long term growth for your categories. You will work close to sales and marketing to define the right consumer experience and you will report directly to “Head of Taste”, which is the role that has the full P&L responsibility for the Kitchen business in the Nordics.

To be fit for the job you are a self-starting individual loving to fully own your area of responsibility, collaborating cross touchpoints with ease. To succeed you are analytical and have a good commercial mindset as well as the ability to learn a large and complex scope fast. You find the thought of re-shaping how we are meeting our Nordic consumers exciting, as we are looking for someone ready to push the organization to real leaps in terms of consumer centricity. The role will have 1-2 direct reports and being a great manager should therefore be something you take seriously, no matter if you have previous experience from that or not. A mature and humble persona open to feedback along the way is key as we are constantly modifying and learning how to improve things to reach our highly set targets. 

Your main tasks:
•Lead the development of the annual business plan grounded in real consumer needs
•Lead portfolio work providing input on new product developments and defining Nordic range
•Team up with sales to equip us well for going to customer. Frequently present externally
•Participate in demand planning activities to ensure maximum efficiencies
•Provide outside in thinking to your business, monitoring market- consumer- & competitive trends 

Qualifications:
•Bachelor or master’s degree
•Commercial mindset & strong track record from business-oriented roles. 5-years of experience.
•Strong analytical and presentation skills 
•Experience from project management as you will engage with various tasks regarding your categories
•Ability to work in matrix organizations with various stakeholders at national and international level

This is what Isabelle Ljong, Nordic Head of Taste says:
“If you have a commercial mindset, high energy and a strong drive to challenge status quo then you should consider joining as Category Manager in my team. For the right person there is a huge potential to shape your categories towards real consumer-centricity and many great development opportunities to take away whilst doing so”

Find out more on: 
Electrolux Group: https://www.linkedin.com/company/electrolux/life/lifeatelectrolux
Stockholm HQ: https://www.linkedin.com/company/electrolux/life/sweden

Electrolux is a leading global appliance company that has shaped living for the better for more than 100 years. We reinvent taste, care and wellbeing experiences for millions of people, always striving to be at the forefront of sustainability in society through our solutions and operations. Under our brands, including Electrolux, AEG and Frigidaire, we sell approximately 60 million household products in approximately 120 markets every year. In 2020 Electrolux had sales of SEK 116 billion and employed 48,000 people around the world. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com.
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