Customer Category Development Manager

Aarhus, Midtjylland (DK)
06 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Customer Category Development Manager (maternity cover), Aarhus, Denmark

At Arla, we have a clear mission. We are creating the future of dairy to bring health and inspiration to the world, naturally. Our products and brands are part of consumer's lives throughout the day, across the world. As a farmer owned co-operative, we are uniquely placed to care for the food we produce. We co-operate closely with the world around us, and with each other’s businesses.

As a commercial thinker with a real love of the shopper and customer, you have the ability to turn your insights into actionable recommendations. Your ideas and analyses will have a significant impact on our performance. We all share a determination to grow our business in a responsible way. Fast, concise and innovative category management is the heart of our success.

Driving business growth

As a Customer Category Development Manager, you will be responsible for driving business growth and value across your assigned categories and customers. The core of your work will be the use of multiple streams of data to generate shopper, consumer and customer insights. Your insights and recommendations will change shopper behavior, and drive growth and better business.

We will expect you to reach compelling conclusions and recommendations for product range, price, promotion, place and product launches. You will share your analysis of shopper behavior with customers and colleagues.  Developing robust customer and category plans and long-term strategies, you will help us to optimize total category sales. Crucially, you will also help us to ensure that Arla’s relevance is clear.

We will rely on you to proactively challenge how we and our customers think and act. You will drive continuous improvement and innovation in ways of working, processes, tools and research, and test and learn activities. As well as sharing category development ideas with a wide range of colleagues, you will help to develop and share best practice across our category management teams, globally.

Creative, commercial analyst with flair for communication

Together with a business-related degree or equivalent, you will have proven experience in a category or sales role, within an FMCG company, retailer or market research firm. Relevant training in category management is vital, and we will expect you to work with Microsoft Office, retailer point-of-sale data, Nielsen, GFK Simit, SAP and Catman. Experience with e-commerce a plus. As an analytical and strategic thinker, you bring an open, positive and cooperative style to everything you do. Your curiosity, competitiveness and creativity is matched by your flair for communication.

Your future

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create the future of dairy. We push each other to keep our cooperative at the forefront of the dairy industry, so we can create Good Growth and bring health and inspiration to the world, naturally. You will have amble opportunities to demonstrate success and develop your career in a fast paced, rapidly changing world.

Please note, you will be providing maternity cover for the permanent job holder. Your contract will run until end October 2018.

Apply & Contact

If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible. We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. For an informal discussion about the role, please call Søren Edelholt on +4589381567.