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Category Activator to AkzoNobel

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Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Malmö, SE

Company: AkzoNobel

Our Category team is now looking for a substitute during 12 months as our Category Activator, due to parental leave, to service our AkzoNobel-owned Nordsjö Idé & Design stores in the Nordics
 
Your main responsibility as a Category Activator is to support the Category Managers in an operative way to ensure that customer needs are met to deliver category sales and margin targets. This is highly a role where you need to be able to understand the whole category management process and have the capability to commercialize the assortment strategies You will enter a tight working team where you act to back our Nordic market, supported by our European category set-up.

 

As a Category Activator, your main duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Manage data
  • Develop an annual product promotion program, working with marketing to ensure a good mix of customer offers. Monitor and evaluate performance to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Responsible for the full year campaign offers including campaign documentation for all stores
  • Follow up and analysis campaigns
  • Support store manager in activation and campaign execution.

 

Requirements

  • Experienced procurement or category management professional with a broad understanding of a retail or trade environment
  • Previous experience at a buyer level in retail or other significant supplier management experience
  • Fluent in English as well as Swedish
  • Degree qualified or equivalent in procurement, supply chain or commercial area as well as Business experience within the coatings industry is desirable
  • Experience from working with in-store solutions and planogram tools
  • Experience from marketing

 

As a person you have a strong commercial mindset with a business and key financial understanding. You are result oriented and driven. You can keep a business focus while driving multiple projects simultaneously. You have exceptional communication and influencing skills.
 
To be successful in this position we also believe that you have a well-organized and structured. You are a good team player with networking skills, and you can drive the business forward. We believe you enjoy working in a high pace in an ever-changing environment.

 

Why should you work at AkzoNobel?
At AkzoNobel we offer a warm and inclusive atmosphere where we work together as one to reach our goal of being the reference in color and protection. With focus on diversity and innovation we actively work with our co-workers for you to thrive and continuously develop. This is also the basis to why we were appointed one of Sweden’s Career companies 2021. We offer you an international environment where you will take on rewarding and challenging projects that will broaden your senses and challenge you. You will work with competent and like-minded colleagues whom share your attitude and enthusiasm. Welcome to us!

 

Your application
We welcome people from all different backgrounds who see sustainability, safety and innovation as important principles. If you have a passion for paint, then take the step and submit your application already today for your chance to work together with us!
 
Additional information
This is a temporary position on a full-time basis until at least 2022-04-30. You will report to Group Category Manager Nordics. The position is placed on our Nordic head office in Malmö. Your application can be sent both in Swedish and English.  
 
Please apply via our online recruitment system. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded. If you have any general questions about your application or need assistance, please contact: TalentResourcing.SE@akzonobel.com

 
For additional information about the position, Bengt Persson, Group Category Manager, +46 709 49 08 35.

For information about the recruitment process please contact Patrik Hassel, Talent Acquisition Manager, patrik.hassel@akzonobel.com.