European Category Manager – Commercial (PL Care - Washing Machines)
Product Line
Full Time
Stockholm, Sweden
2020-12-02

European Category Manager – Commercial (PL Care - Washing Machines)

At Electrolux we are passionate about improving everyday life for millions of people and the planet. It’s embodied in everything we do. We believe that great tasting food brings people together. That our favorite clothes bring out the best in us. And that the home should be a place for wellbeing, a place to care for ourselves and our loved ones. 

The Product Line organization is probably the most exciting part of the business where you will be responsible for developing and successfully executing commercial plans to optimize the market and financial performance of the product category in Business Area Europe. You will be ensuring effective ranging, management of the life cycle of the products in the category of Washing Machines and strong product messaging. You will be able to prove yourself with effective launch strategies and execution, based on strong insight on consumers, market, competitors and retail dynamics.

This is a full-time position based in our Global Headquarters office in Stockholm/Stadshagen where we are 65+ nationalities under the same roof and we’re quite happy with the look and feel of the office! 

Responsibilities: 

• P&L responsibility for the product category in Business Area Europe
• Holding responsibility for range portfolio and commercial strategy definition in all clusters, together with cluster product line heads
• Defining European range model catalogue including target launch price,  unique  selling proposition, secondary benefits, in alignment with Product Marketing and Category Manager 
• Monitoring sales and profitability development for the category and proposing /agreeing with actions in order to reach annual business targets through the Commercial Triangle
• Reviewing of range performance and actions to improve, e.g. mix, price, and range renewal
• Preparing and executing market launches with clusters and Product Marketing (timing, ranging, pricing, distribution, marketing activities etc.) for new projects and range update for existing projects.
• Monitoring competitor activities and market trends in collaboration with commercial specialist 
• Strategic pricing for central standard range and review cluster together with cluster PL (Going Price, Net Sales, Transfer Price, Standard Cost)
• Supporting the developing and own the product category strategic market plan as part of the overall Product Line strategic market plan
• Driving of product life cycle in collaboration with ECM innovation– cradle to grave: opportunities, concepts, specs, profitability, phase-in/phase-out, and responsible for reducing complexity in strong collaboration with Category Manager Projects

You:

• Consumer-everything. You are very consumer-centric and you have a passion to create outstanding consumer experiences,
• Great thought leadership. You are able to paint the bigger picture and inspire others with your vision
• Collaborative team player. You have exceptional collaboration skills, proven ability to form strong cross-functional relationships with varying business partners in complex setups, 
• Proactive. You are keen for new experience, responsibility and accountability. You are self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, 
• Agile. You like working in a fast moving environment, being open to new opportunities and evolving priorities and flexible in the way you deliver against strict deadlines and dealing with ambiguity, 
• Analytical. You use data to inform your decision making and strategic thinking, with a keen eye on bringing shopper insights to life,
• Great listener and communicator. You have outstanding communication skills and have the ability to convince, influence and engage executive stakeholders, peers, and colleagues, 
• International. You enjoy to work in a truly global environment and you like to deliver in cross-functional teams. 
• Digital savvy. You have an earnest interest in all things tangible with a creative aptitude 

• 7 - 10 years experience in commercial areas and/or marketing (ideally in more than one function), preferably in Consumer Durables
• You are currently working in an international and fast-moving environment 
• Ability to see the bigger picture and to ensure right prioritization 
• Previous exposure of working in a matrix organization, building strong and valid relationships with all the functions in the organization
• Experience to handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously 

Contact person: Maria Stasiak


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