Función Laboral: Ventas & Desarrollo de Negocio

Tipo de contrato: Jornada Completa

Ubicación: UK - England - London, Hammersmith

País/Región: United Kingdom


Category Manager, CPD


The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005. Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

What are key highlights of this role?


You will be interfacing and developing relationships with the highest levels of management and key decision makers within both L’Oréal and the account which you are assigned. Your role will bring significant opportunities to influence and change category merchandising options. You will be working in conjunction with marketing, commercial, merchandising and the finance teams and you will have the ability to gain cross-functional knowledge and capabilities. The purpose is to build strong professional relationships with accounts and to be knowledgeable across all L’Oréal categories, and influential in your point of view. You will be measured on your ability to drive category growth and increase ranges within accounts. You will be responsible for developing retailer category strategies including creative solutions for optimising the use of space in store. This role will be an integral role within the Retail & Category Development Team. You will report into the Senior Category Manager


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop category relationship with the account across all or specific categories. Increase level of input in to range reviews to become supplier of choice on all category reviews.
  • Lead the RR process both internally and externally. Undertake data analysis, range and space evaluation, and prepare plannograms. Take the lead in presenting RR recommendations to the trade and support during merchandising centre builds. Manage specific merchandising projects for your account.
  • Analyse multiple sources of data to fully understand responsibility categories. Develop full understanding of AC Nielsen, Kantarpanel, JDA, Retailer Specific Data Tools (i.e. Dunnhumby, Retail Link), Ad Hoc research studies, and use appropriate data to drive understanding of your accounts shoppers. A Beauty In-store Vision for your specific account.
  • Develop close working relationship with the internal L’Oreal Commercial Teams. Understand all commercial objectives and ensure regular communication between Cat Man & commercial teams.
  • Develop understanding of your accounts and find opportunities to develop further category projects to help deliver the retailer strategy.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work with multiple continuous data sources
  • Familiarity with ad hoc research studies.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Strong organisational and time management skills and ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, but also self-sufficient and resilient when working without supervision
  • Confident, enthusiastic and persuasive in their manner, the job holder will be practical and methodical in their approach to problem solving
  • Flexible in approach
  • Good PC skills with an intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)


L’Oréal Competencies

·         Innovation

·         Entrepreneurship

·         Act & lead with human sensitivity

·         Manage complexity

·         Achieve results with integrity

·         Interact effectively

·         Sensitivity to the metier


What could L’Oréal offer me?

  • World class training and development
  • Excellent benefits including pension, profit share and product discounts and a competitive salary
  • Work with some of the biggest brands in the business, and the most passionate people in beauty.
  • The opportunity to lead change you want to see within the biggest beauty company in the world.