Strategic Category Manager – Ninja Outdoor & Kitchenware Lead

Posted on 6/5/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Develops household cleaning and cooking products

Consumer Goods


London, UK

Required Skills
  • 7+ years of experience in category or commercial management.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to think strategically and critically about the best course of action to achieve desired objectives.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and coordinate cross-functional teams.
  • A driven individual who thrives on balancing multiple moving pieces simultaneously without letting go of any of the detail.
  • Ability to think strategically and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.
  • Problem solving and initiative.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence at various levels.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Own the category strategy, growth and performance in the country
  • Set and communicate clear category objectives and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Build strong partnership with sales and marketing functions, and jointly develop and implement commercial plans around the category
  • Drive weekly, monthly, quarterly, commercial reviews and execution of short-term long-term actions
  • Set strategic plans to enter and expand into new markets and channels
  • Identify opportunities to win higher distribution and in-house share with customers
  • Ensure teams are in complete sync with the market pulse and capitalizing opportunity and managing risks
  • Be a strong voice for the country on everything necessary to win in the category
  • Oversee product portfolio management including pricing, SKU additions or discontinuation
  • Ensure optimal product assortment and merchandising strategies to maximize sales and profitability
  • Optimal promotional planning (short term and long term) and reaction to the market situation
  • Prepare and manage the category budget, including sales forecasts, promotional spend, and profitability
  • Track and analyze category financial performance, identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions
  • Drive cost-efficiency initiatives and margin improvement strategies
  • Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams, including sales, marketing, supply chain, and R&D
  • Ensure alignment and coordination across departments to achieve category goals

SharkNinja stands out as a premier workspace due to its dedicated focus on creating high-quality, user-approved consumer products in cleaning, cooking, and food preparation. This place fosters a culture of innovation and detailed attention to product design and technology, consistently receiving high consumer ratings. Professionals here are part of a progressive environment that thrives on transforming household product categories with exceptional solutions that enhance everyday life.

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Needham, Massachusetts



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