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Category Development Manager Chocolate

Category Development Manager Chocolate

La Tour-de-Peilz, CH

La Tour-de-Peilz, CH

Position Snapshot

 

Location : La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland 
Company: Nestlé Switzerland
Act. Rate: Part-Time Act. Rate 80-100%, up to 40% home office
Type of contact: Permanent contract 
University degree or higher education degree 
2-3 years ‘experience of category expertise preferably on the retailer side 

 

What’s in it for you

 

Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern “smart office” locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic trilingual working environment: French, German and English 
Attractive additional benefits 

Position Summary

 

As Category Development Manager, you will be the expert of the chocolate category for the full Swiss market. Externally, you will consult our customers in terms of portfolios, distribution and layouts. Internally, you are the voice of customer and Key Account to our Category Analytics, Trade Marketing & Brand Marketing Team. 

 

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context. 

A day in the life of a Category Development Manager

 

  • Support the DCG (Delivering Category Growth) process by providing support, analyze and customers visits 
  • Based on Innovation Customer Plan (ICP), drives customer planning in order to leverage all commercial opportunities 
  • Provide channel insights input as basis for other activities, such as product assortment, layout, pricing strategy, promotion strategy, etc.
  • Define channel optimal target assortment based on Marketing priority list, shopper insight, product performance and financial implications
  • Give recommendation on promotion strategy per category and channel by leveraging the best working promotion mechanisms per channel also identify new promising channels for category development
  • Analyze understanding and vision of shoppers’ buying decisions within the store and give recommendations based on the analysis
  • Define and implement a perfect store vision for each channel/customer and feedback needs to accomplish perfect store vision with Brand Marketing and Trade Marketing also feedback customer needs to Brand Marketing for product development 
  • Accompany Key Account Managers to customer meetings as an expert for the category and channel vis-à-vis customer counterpart

 

What will make you successful

 

  • University degree or higher education degree 
  • 2-3 years ‘experience of category expertise preferably on the retailer side 
  • Entrepreneurial and customer-oriented mindset
  • Excellent social & communication skills: strong presentation skills & proven ability to influence
  • Analytical skills, conceptual and strategic thinking
  • Excellent Excel skills & data understanding
  • Fluent in German and English at a negotiation, recommendation and relationship building level, French is a plus 

 

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 187 countries around the world, and its 290,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2,000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites like Ninho. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com

Position Snapshot

 

Location : La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland 
Company: Nestlé Switzerland
Act. Rate: Part-Time Act. Rate 80-100%, up to 40% home office
Type of contact: Permanent contract 
University degree or higher education degree 
2-3 years ‘experience of category expertise preferably on the retailer side 

 

What’s in it for you

 

Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern “smart office” locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic trilingual working environment: French, German and English 
Attractive additional benefits 

Position Summary

 

As Category Development Manager, you will be the expert of the chocolate category for the full Swiss market. Externally, you will consult our customers in terms of portfolios, distribution and layouts. Internally, you are the voice of customer and Key Account to our Category Analytics, Trade Marketing & Brand Marketing Team. 

 

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context. 

A day in the life of a Category Development Manager

 

  • Support the DCG (Delivering Category Growth) process by providing support, analyze and customers visits 
  • Based on Innovation Customer Plan (ICP), drives customer planning in order to leverage all commercial opportunities 
  • Provide channel insights input as basis for other activities, such as product assortment, layout, pricing strategy, promotion strategy, etc.
  • Define channel optimal target assortment based on Marketing priority list, shopper insight, product performance and financial implications
  • Give recommendation on promotion strategy per category and channel by leveraging the best working promotion mechanisms per channel also identify new promising channels for category development
  • Analyze understanding and vision of shoppers’ buying decisions within the store and give recommendations based on the analysis
  • Define and implement a perfect store vision for each channel/customer and feedback needs to accomplish perfect store vision with Brand Marketing and Trade Marketing also feedback customer needs to Brand Marketing for product development 
  • Accompany Key Account Managers to customer meetings as an expert for the category and channel vis-à-vis customer counterpart

 

What will make you successful

 

  • University degree or higher education degree 
  • 2-3 years ‘experience of category expertise preferably on the retailer side 
  • Entrepreneurial and customer-oriented mindset
  • Excellent social & communication skills: strong presentation skills & proven ability to influence
  • Analytical skills, conceptual and strategic thinking
  • Excellent Excel skills & data understanding
  • Fluent in German and English at a negotiation, recommendation and relationship building level, French is a plus 

 

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. It is present in 187 countries around the world, and its 290,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2,000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites like Ninho. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on www.nestle.com

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