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Energizer Category Development Manager in Milan, Italy

This is Energizer Holdings, Inc.

At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds, and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Responsibilities

Enables Energizer to win at retail by providing insight-based category and shopper strategies and solutions based on business trends and category expertise. Develop insightful and actionable analysis, reports and presentations and participate in the annual planning process for key customers and channels.

Universal Accountabilities

  • Demonstrates category thought leadership

  • Develops compelling trade stories and argumentation that drives distribution and growth

  • Leads key customer category reviews and presentations as the category and shopper expert

  • Supports the development of promotional programs and plans

Specific Accountabilities

  • Develops an expert understanding of the category status, trends, and drivers together with objectives and strategies of key retailers.

  • Leverages a broad range of shopper and category insights, both global and local, to proactively deliver category, segment and brand analysis and recommendations for customers.

  • Creates and maintains evergreen category fact books and channel/market presentations.

  • Provides sales with compelling arguments, trade stories and presentations that facilitate persuasive selling to customers to align with Energizer strategies and proposals to achieve business goals.

  • Provides key input into all major category reviews, making fact-based recommendations on customer and channel product range, space allocation, layout, and in-store communication to grow mutual business.

  • Receives and analyses in depth internal and syndicated data to assess and report on Energizer, competitor, and retailer performance in the category and in the single customers where possible.

  • Prepares customized reports as necessary to assist in setting and achievement of sales and margin goals by customer or channel.

  • Works with marketing to develop category support and shopper promotional programs in line with Energizer and customer business objectives.

  • Conducts post-promotion analysis to report marketing impact on category and brand.

  • Maintains all necessary category documentation, including pricing, ranging, competitive activity etc.

  • Monitors business plan delivery for customers, channels, or markets with relevant performance indicators.

  • Liaises with International and regional colleagues to share and capitalize on best practices.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Degree or above in Business, Marketing, or similar discipline.

  • Solid track record of working in consumer goods trade marketing and category management

  • Sound understanding of the role of Insights, Analytics and Shopper Marketing in Category Management

  • Strong computer skills in spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software

  • Good knowledge and experience of syndicated data (ACN, GfK)

  • Demonstrated competencies in collaboration, teamwork, critical thinking and achieving results in alignment with business goals.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Sales experience

  • Key customer knowledge

Come join us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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