Datum: 2020-mar-16

Placering: Malmö, SE

Företag: AkzoNobel

Your main objectives as a Group Category Manager are to lead the new organizational structure and the Group Category team of 3-4 direct reports while maintaining the Category Management agenda and focus on the Integrated Stores Nordics. This is a key role which require a strategic mindset as well as a will to work on an operative level when required. You will also interact with many different stakeholders both internally and externally which requires extremely good communication skills.


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

Lead and implement the new organizational structure through merging sourcing and retail category management into one position
Lead and co-ordinate the team from a business- and people development perspective
Develop, manage and implement category strategies to ensure that customer needs are met, and sales and margin targets are achieved
Develop team reports and secure a professional sourcing and negotiation process for the team
Drive active participation in cross country category and procurement initiatives on a European level
Keep yourself updated regarding category insight and market understanding
Identify and manage own brand opportunities, including development of space management and assortment effectiveness in the Integrated Stores
Work closely with our marketing department and E-commerce manager to develop product promotion programs, ensure a good mix of customer offers, monitor and evaluate performance of Stores


You are a professional within procurement or category management with a broad understanding of a retail or trade environment. You have at least three-year experience of leading, motivating and developing teams to meet demanding objectives. Business and key financial understanding are essential. We believe you have an adequate degree within procurement, supply chain or in the commercial area. Business experience within retail and marketing related to the coatings Industry is an advantage.


As a person you have interpersonal and influencing skills that can handle multiple stakeholders in a complex environment. You are able to keep a business focus while driving multiple projects simultaneously. You have exceptional communication and presentation skills in both English and a Nordic language.


This is a permanent position on a full time basis, reporting to Head of Stores Nordics. The position is placed on our site in Sege, Malmö.


Please apply via our online recruitment system. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.


For additional information about the position, please contact Klas Tengroth, Head of Stores Nordics, phone +46 709 49 08 35.

For information about the recruitment process please contact Elisabet Haraldsdottir, Talent Resourcing Partner, phone +46 703 50 17 99

Group Category Manager

Företag Akzo Nobel


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