Group Category Manager to Akzo Nobel in Malmö

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Are you a leader with good communication skills? Do you have a background in Category Management or Procurement? Are you looking for a job that involves both strategic and operational responsibilities, with opportunities to influence the organizational structure? This could be the job for you.

What you will do?

Your main objectives as a Group Category Manager are to lead the new organizational structure and the Group Category team of 4-5 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.

Your main responsibilities include:

* 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 in all Nordics store.
* Develop, manage and implement category strategies to ensure sales and margin targets are achieved for our wholesales business FHK (Färghandelskompaniet)
* 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

This is a permanent position, reporting to the Head of Stores Nordic. The position is placed on our site just outside Malmö.

Who you are?

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.

Why should you work at AkzoNobel?

At AkzoNobel we offer a warm and inclusive atmosphere where we work together as one to reach our goal of being the reference in color and protection. With focus on diversity and innovation we actively work with our co-workers for you to thrive and continuously develop. This is also the basis to why we were appointed one of Sweden's Career companies 2022. We offer you an international environment where you will take on rewarding and challenging projects that will broaden your senses and challenge you. You will work with competent and like-minded colleagues who share your attitude and enthusiasm. Welcome to us!

Your application

We welcome people from all different backgrounds who see sustainability, safety and innovation as important principles. If you have a passion for paint, take the plunge and submit your application already today for your chance to work together with us!

In this recruitment process Akzo Nobel is assisted by Jefferson Wells, a ManpowerGroup company. For further information about the position please contact recruitment consultant Rikard Karlsson at 0709-316318,

Selection of candidates will be done continuously, so please send your application as soon as possible. Application is done through the advertisement on

About Akzo Nobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Nordsjö, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. In the Nordics we have commercial operations in all countries, production and development (R&D) sites in Sweden and employee around 1 200 people. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 32,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit

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