United States, Chicago, IL, Henkel Consumer Brands

Category Development Lead - Walgreens

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 47.000 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?


  • Provide category and shopper-centric analysis using multiple data points, including but not limited to syndicated data, retailer portals, & custom research
  • Proactively identify trends and opportunities to drive category and Henkel Consumer Brand growth
  • Lead Category reviews and development of assortment & POG analysis and recommendations
  • Analyze and evaluate new item performance and promotional trends across category
  • Track distribution and shelf space metrics for Walgreens for organizational reporting
  • Support line reviews, annual customer planning and monthly business reviews
  • Build strong customer relationships and drive category partnership opportunities 
  • Partner with our internal cross functional teams to develop category strategies & stories across DSMP executions
  • Provide insights to inform and support development of channel/customer specific executions
  • Expand shared learning and category insights across team and broader organization for influence internally on strategic planning


  • 5+ years of CPG experience, with 2+ years in Category Management/Shopper Insights role
  • Bachelors preferred
  • Ability to influence decision makers across all levels of internal and external organizations
  • Ability to proactively identify customer/category insights and translate them into a compelling retailer story and set of actionable recommendations
  • Strong analytical skills and experience leveraging consumer/shopper insights, as well as syndicated scan and panel data (IRI/Cirana required, CLA and Rsi experience a plus)
  • Strong proficiency in Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency using Space Management applications preferred
  • Strong oral/written communication & project management skills

The salary for this role is $115,000.00 - $150,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

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At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different races, colors, religions, sexes, national origins, disabilities, veteran statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 24065778
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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