Junior Category Manager (Consumer Products Division)

Job Description


L’Oréal South Africa was established in 1963. The company has five divisions: L’Oréal Manufacturing Midrand ( manufacturing plant) and four operating divisions, namely Professional Products Division, L’Oréal Luxe, Active Cosmetics Division and the Consumer Products Division.

Currently, they are seeking a Junior Category Manager for the Consumer Products Division.

Job Purpose:

Reporting to the Category Manager, you will be responsible to grow the Health & Beauty market.

Key Areas of Responsibilities but not limited to:

    • Work as a strategic alignment with retailers
    • Understand the shoppers’ needs and behaviours.
    • Develop a triple win (L’Oréal, Retailer and shopper) strategy and P&L of the category.
    • Build a trustful relation with counterparts at retailer’s, gain category captaincies, monitor category projects roll-out, regularly updating.
    • Category Manager
    • Support the commercial team in their business plan alignment with retailers, with the right shopper and category insights, market and category reviews, and during retailer presentation
    • Help in internal arbitration between brands when needed, thanks to fact based recommendation
    • Stays up-to-date with market, consumers & competitors
    • Builds on categories shopper insight Activates business drivers
    • Pursues turnover and profit optimization
    • Collects and connects comprehensive knowledge about the retailers

The Successful Applicant Must Possess:

  • Holds a relevant commercial Bachelor’s Degree A minimum of 2-3 years working experience in the FMCG industry with some exposure to category management or space planning
  • Some experience in Nielsen Software, Qlickview, B2B Tool or Space planning
  • Good analytical skills with strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skils Proven research skills to understand consumer and category insights