Category Solutions Manager

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Job Description

Johnson & Johnson Inc, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Category Solutions Manager.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. is one of the world's largest consumer health and personal care products company. Our consumer companies produce many of the world's most trusted brands, among them JOHNSON'S® Baby, BAND-AID®, NEUTROGENA®, TYLENOL®, MOTRIN®, and LISTERINE®. Each one of our consumer businesses embraces innovative science to create products that anticipate consumer needs and create experiences that help them live healthy, vibrant lives.


Category Solutions Manager

As a Category Solutions Manager at Johnson & Johnson, you will lead category expertise at the customer through the development and execution of customer/franchise-specific strategic category management plans. You will partner directly with your J&J business partners and customers to shape and lead progressive, shopper and category focused recommendations. Ultimately, building customer value and growth across assigned categories, in alignment with broader company and customer initiatives!

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Leading category reviews for assigned customer, including shopper & category insights and trends to inform tactical opportunities and strategic direction
  • Shaping customer recommendations inclusive of new products innovation, merchandising initiatives, and providing assessment of risks/opportunities
  • Advising as category expert based on advanced Category, Shopper knowledge and Macro global trends
  • Delivering on customer account team business target by influencing the fundamentals including merchandising, distribution and assortment of assigned J&J brands supported by shopper, category and product/brand insights and analytics
  • Collaborating with customer teams and market units to lead and craft shopper, retail and category focused growth driving opportunities, as part of business planning process
  • Shaping and applying insight based “Best In Class Merchandizing Principles” through development of “Category Toolkits”
  • Identifying, quantifying, tracking and communicating results against key priorities and shelf metrics, in consultation with Retail Channel, Market Unit, RGM and Customer teams.
  • Identifying and leading opportunities for groundbreaking category design and reinvention projects in conjunction with the Retail innovation team!



  • A minimum of a university degree is required. An MBA or a Specialization in Business Administration, Marketing is an asset.
  • Minimum of 2 years category management or sales experience or equivalent is required
  • Previous experience working within Consumer Packaged Goods or within Retail Industry preferred.
  • Knowledge of statistics and research methodologies is preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to develop sophisticated reports and analyze data to develop conclusions.
  • Strong business and financial acumen, with proven ability effectively use syndicated data resources, and financial/profitability metrics to derive recommendations.
  • Highly effective influencing skills, with proven ability to collaborate effectively across functions.
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships across levels and functions with internally and externally.
  • High intellectual curiosity on broader business and market/industry trends.
  • Successfully manage and adjust to multiple and competing priorities under tight timelines.
  • Ability to thrive in a matrixed environment where priorities change rapidly and high complexity is evident.
  • In-depth computer skills, with ability to build, manipulate, revise and modify data, documents, presentations and spreadsheets, including working knowledge of space management software.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.


Diversity and inclusion are central elements of the shared culture across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities is important to our success. We are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive and accessible work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their potential

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