United Kingdom, Hemel Hempstead, Henkel Consumer Brands

Senior Commercial Excellence Manager - 12 months FTC

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • You will be the voice of the category and customer internally, ensure customer insight is at the heart of all Henkel decision making.
  • Proactively monitor, evaluate, and analyse customer performance against our competitive set and categories. Identify opportunities and risks to proactively take to key stakeholders.
  • You will ensure that category is at the heart of Trade Days by working within a cross functional team to create actionable category, customer & shopper insight driven plans.
  • You will work collaboratively to proactively look for exciting new ways to drive category growth while challenging conventional thinking and ways of working.
  • You will ensure that category is at the heart of Trade Days by working within a cross functional team to create actionable category, customer & shopper insight driven plans.
  • You will Build and maintain relationship with the Sales teams to ensure aligned recommendations stem from category driven insights.
  • You will work in conjunction with Net Revenue Management and Shopper Marketing to populate tool kits i.e., ROS, SKU hierarchy etc.
  • You will work closely with Marketing to Identify required shopper behaviour changes and to implement the tactics that sit behind individual growth drivers.
  • You will Identify the big wins for Henkel, the customer & the category, short, medium & long term and prioritise teamwork plan accordingly.
  • You will define the “so what” from the data, taking insights forward to create a compelling customer story and tangible action using an array of sources.


  • Degree educated with at least 5 years experience in a Category Management position in an FMCG environment
  • Fully conversant with the latest principles in category management.
  • Credibility and gravitias to set the status quo in category management.
  • Knowledge of sales/marketing would be advantageous.
  • Analytical and highly skilled in the effective use of mulitple data sources to build category stories.
  • Requires strong strategic planning skills and the ability to develop thought out plans.
  • Strength in stakeholder engagement and bringing others on the journey.
  • An effective communicator, with highly impactful presentation skills
  • Commercial acumen; proven track record of making sound decisions with awareness for business needs.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 23052668
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Limited Term
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