Manager, Category Management

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Bromma, Stockholm, SE, 167 51

Company: Whirlpool Corporation

Requisition ID: 50497 

 

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit and Yummly. In 2020, the company reported approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers. 

 

Whirlpool Corporation is consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Our values are the driving force behind everything we do. Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Diversity, One Whirlpool, and Spirit of Winning propel our teams to excellence. Get to know us and see what it's like to be part of a company that is in constant pursuit of improving life at home.

 

 

The team you will be a part of

The Category Management team develops and implements marketing strategies to identify effective distribution channels. Researches and analyzes the marketplace to identify new channel, partnership and co-branding opportunities. Develops and monitors channel opportunities, licensing agreements, joint ventures and partnerships to maximize revenues. Designs, develops and implements marketing programs with third-party partners.

This role in summary

Category manager works as the link between the Nordic market and the central product and category teams. Daily work focuses on launching product innovations and creating as well as optimizing category and product strategies based on market analysis in cooperation with local sales and marketing teams. Category manager is also the go-to person for product related questions in the organization.

Your responsibilities will include

Propose Product Strategy for dedicated categories and products for the Nordic market based on market analysis and central model catalog
Propose price positioning and price change scenarios for different areas by category
Drive New Product launch execution in the market from first business cases to final product roll-out
Deliver market P&L per product group and provide input to EMEA category P&L
Translate central push plans into actions in the market and manage stock push plans
Take charge of product support, in particular focusing on quality management
Support the creation of Trade Partner presentations and effectively communicate the USPs of our innovations
Support the creation of effective materials for training and events and present products even to larger audiences when needed
Support the creation of brand communication materials with correct value propositions in co-operation with Brand and Digital Marketing
Continuously look for opportunities to optimize processes and improve cooperation between the central and market teams.

Minimum requirements

  • Master’s degree in marketing, business or similar
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience with consumer goods
  • Great verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent Google suite/Microsoft Office package skills
  • Analytical and strategic mindset combined with commercial experience 
  • Strong presentation skills for presenting to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Passion for consumer goods and serving the needs of the Nordic consumers
  • Ability to create followership and influence others
  • Ability to focus on details without losing sight on the big picture

Preferred skills and experiences

  • Experience in home appliance industry or consumer electronics
  • B2B marketing experience
  • Experience on working with all Nordic markets
  • Project leadership experience and good organizational skills
  • Interest and ambition to to grow in an international working environment

What we offer

  • Pension plan
  • 30 days holiday
  • Healthcare
  • Meal assistance
  • Agile working
  • Service awards
  • Company products discounts
  • Discount program for additional services
  • Life changes support

 

Connect with us and learn more about Whirlpool Corporation 

 

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At Whirlpool Corporation, we value and celebrate diversity. Whirlpool Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity and prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable law.


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