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Category Manager

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A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

Are you an experienced Category Manager looking to take the next step in your career? If the answer is yes - then look no further as Church & Dwight UK Ltd have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Category Manager. This is a permanent position based at our London Euston office with hybrid working available.

As a Category Manager, you will play a crucial role in driving growth and maximizing sales within our product categories. You will be responsible for all aspects of Category Development including promotional reviews and analysis & shopper insights within our UK customer base for the respective category. You will also oversee the development of channel and retailer plans across brands and retailers.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Identify and develop category/shopper data insights and drivers1
  • Formulate customer strategies/tactics & supporting trade plans with the sales team.
  • Ensure alignment of customer plans with brand/category/retailer strategies in collaboration with sales & marketing teams.
  • Oversee the management of the IRI database on a day-to-day basis.
  • Conduct continuous/ad hoc analysis using IRI sources.
  • Build customer presentations & proposals for range reviews including product, merchandising/space recommendations and supporting rationale.
  • Formulate and execute category management plans for UK retailers.
  • Ensure best in class execution & review in conjunction with the Shopper Marketing Manager.

The ideal candidate should be educated to degree level and have a minimum of 5 years' experience in Category Management. You should be able to demonstrate that you are highly numerate and analytical, comfortable working with data of high granularity, and have solid experience using IRI and Kantar data, an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills and a good team player who is able to work cross-functionally. A very good working knowledge of Microsoft office are essential. Additionally, you should have good knowledge and experience in developing Category Management and Shopper Insight, with the ability to turn insights into creative solutions at retail. Knowledge of the UK retail landscape and significant experience working with UK major multiples & High Street Retailers (Boots & Superdrug) is also important.

In return we offer a competitive package, including 24 days annual leave (with the opportunity to purchase up to an additional 3 days), a pension matched up to 9%, discretionary annual bonus, life assurance cover and membership of a health cash plan.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

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With offices in London and Folkestone, Kent, our more than 400 employees enjoy numerous benefits.

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DIVERSITY At Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight strives to create an environment where everyone feels free to bring their authentic self to work every day.

We win when we respect every employee for who they are – regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other differences. We believe that our employees’ contributions are richer because of their diversity. We aim to be a diverse, inclusive and equitable company and are determined to build a culture where people have the power to win together.

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CULTURE At Church & Dwight

We care - about our people, our products, our consumers and our environment. To honor these priorities, we’ve built our culture around the tenants of courage, determination and team spirit. We’re united by our small company feel and inspired by opportunities to make our mark.

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Equal Employment Opportunity for the Disabled At Church & Dwight

As an equal opportunity employer, Church & Dwight is committed to providing access and opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation for accessibility to the online application system, the interview process, completing any pre-employment testing, or any other portion of application process, as a result of impairment from a medical or mental health condition, they may contact 877-809-8449 or email their resume and cover letter to     

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