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Senior Brand Managers - Category Development (1 x Retail, 1 x Trade)

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Date: 14-Sep-2021

Location: Slough, GB

Company: AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 34,500 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.

 

Senior Brand Managers - 1 x Retail, 1 x Trade

 

You have extensive category development experience gained in a high performing business where you have excelled in managing multiple categories and/or brands. Now you are looking for an influential role in a global business that offers careers with breadth, depth of scope and impact. That business is AkzoNobel.

 

Home to world class products, including the Dulux, Sikkens and Cuprinol, we are recognised the world over for being first with ideas, driving innovation and delivering innovative products. AkzoNobel have just launched their new Category Vision and strategy and are focused on driving further growth in new and innovative ways. We are now recruiting a Senior Brand Manager- Category Development, to drive our category leadership position with priority customers in the consumer or decorator markets.

 

As Senior Brand Manager in either our Retail or Trade arenas you will collaborate with colleagues to deliver the ABR plan and specific brand health and market share targets, by creating compelling category strategies for customers. We will look to you to develop tailored category growth plans with key clients. This will include defining optimum range, space, layout and navigation solutions as well as ensuring ‘brilliant execution’ along the path to purchase in both the physical and digital space. You will build in-depth customer relationships, help enhance Customer Marketing capability and raise category standards. You will also monitor category and customer performance as well as revise plans as required. 

 

Comfortable working within a matrix organisation structure, you will possess excellent project management, problem solving and interpersonal skills. Results driven, you are consumer & customer focused and an effective communicator who excels at multi-tasking and is familiar with managing budgets.

 

Experience gained working within FMCG, Retail or DIY industries alongside a proficiency in JDA.  would be an advantage.

 

Who are AkzoNobel?
Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe.  Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning.

 

If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly passionate about what they do and how they do it then we would love to hear from you.

 

Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

 

We may consider flexible working for this role.