Category Development Analyst

West Malling
Competitive + Bens
26 Sep 2017
24 Oct 2017
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Development Analyst

Job Description
: Full Time Category Development Analyst
Location: Kings Hill, Kent, United Kingdom - just 15 minutes from the M25 and voted 9th in The Telegraph’s Britain's top 20 places to raise a family

This role is available for local candidates already authorised to work in the roles country only. Kimberly-Clark will not provide relocation for this role.

At first glance, it might look like Kimberly Clark simply manufacture a variety of products, but if you look a little closer you'll see that what we really make is a positive difference in people's lives. All around the world, in 175 countries, we help more than a billion people every day cope, laugh, love and carry on with simple human dignity.

At Kimberly-Clark, we make the essentials for a better life.

As a result of our continued growth and success, a fantastic job opportunity has arisen for a Category Development Analyst to work in our UK Head Quarters, in Kings Hill.  

You will join one of our phenomenally successful and fun Category Teams who work with the Top 4 Multiple Retailers.   This particular team focus on our Personal Care brands so you will be working with some of the best known personal care brands in the UK such as HUGGIES® PULL UPS® DEPEND® KOTEX®.

This job is a fantastic opportunity for someone with strong influencing skills who is results oriented and likes to problem solve via innovative solution development.   In fact one of our strap lines is; “Kimberly-Clark  seeks original  thinkers  to create solutions for our consumers”.

If you are self-motivated and assertive and you're looking to progress your career within Category we can help you to achieve your goal.   In fact, the training and support we provide has resulted in our most recent Category Development Analysts progressing to Category Development Managers really quickly!

So what does a Category Development Analyst do in KC?
Well, you will be responsible for developing and executing Category initiatives in order to support the KC Category vision within those key retail partners as mentioned above.   You will need to have some experience in this area as it will be your job to engage and build relationships with the retailers and influence them effectively to implement the right initiatives for the Category to ensure that we drive profitable growth for both the retailer and Kimberly-Clark.

You will get the opportunity to work cross-functionally with sales and marketing in order to support the development of Category Strategies and influence retailers to implement recommendations tailored to their specific need.   To do this you will have the ability to develop and deliver effective external Category selling stories, tailored by customer and Category growth initiatives.

We work with our customers to develop and agree activation plans for key initiatives including merchandising and promotion recommendations and you will play a key part in that process by providing, monitoring, evaluating and communicating changes in Category, customer dynamics and competitor activities in order to recommend actions to address issues and opportunities affecting the Category and/or KC brands.

What you need to be considered for a Category Development Analyst job at KC;
* Degree-level educated or equivalent (ideally possess a sales/marketing or business focused degree)
* Prior experience of building relationships and presenting recommendations in an influential and persuasive manner
* Experience of working in a pro-active, highly collaborative environment
* Experience of working with numbers
* Experience in a category/commercial role or closely related field with multiple business exposure
* Experience working within UK FMCG market would be an advantage

Come join us!
At Kimberly-Clark UK, we know how hard our employees work and the contributions they make to our business. As such we offer attractive packages that not only include some fantastic benefits such as performance related bonus, contributory pension scheme with life assurance, private healthcare, 25 days' annual holiday but also a flexible benefits scheme that allows you to tailor your choices to suit your needs (share scheme, dental insurance, gym membership, cycle to work, childcare vouchers, dining cards and health screening are just some to mention).

Kimberly Clark are a premium branded FMCG, voted Bloomberg Best UK Employer 2016 because of our family friendly ethos with agile working hours.   In some sites we even have half day Friday’s in the summer months and on site fitness classes such as yoga, pilates and Zumba!!

Why not have a look at KC on YouTube:

If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Our modern Kings Hill office is just 15 minutes from the M25 with free onsite parking and plenty of local amenities including orchards for running and cycling, onsite showers, a variety of social and sporting clubs and an onsite subsidised restaurant which is exclusive to KC staff.

More details about our idyllic Kings Hill location, one of Britain's top 20 places to raise a family click here: or here:

If you are a highly numerate analyst working within a Category function and you are a confident communicator looking for a job that will allow you to grow and utilise your outstanding interpersonal and collaborative skills, we want to hear from you!   Click on the apply now button to create your application.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this role. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

KC are a sponsor of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation Good Recruitment Campaign

*Please note that this role will remain advertised internally until an offer of employment has been made.


Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:
This role is available for local candidates already authorised to work in the roles country only. Kimberly-Clark will not provide relocation for this role.

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United Kingdom- Kings Hill

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