Category Project Manager

Basic qualifications:


Preferred qualifications:

Business or Science


GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a science-led healthcare company, with a proud history in Australia dating back to 1886. Our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Preventing and treating disease is challenging and inspiring work. We support, develop and reward the people that make-up our talented workforce.

Our diverse business is made up of three distinct areas: Pharmaceuticals (including vaccines), Consumer Healthcare (household names such as Panadol, Voltaren and Sensodyne) and poppies for medicinal alkaloids.

GSK Consumer Healthcare is at the beginning of an exciting journey. We're bringing together the legacy businesses and product portfolios of two great companies – GSK Consumer Healthcare and Novartis Consumer Healthcare – to form the world's largest manufacturer of OTC products, with our products reaching over a 1 billion consumers.

We're passionate about building the world best Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare company with a focus on quality, backed by science.

We are currently recruiting for a Category Project Manager to assist the Category Team in hitting KPI's through the provision of analysis, insights and recommendation, using Nielsen, Aztec and IMS data. The role will also assist Category Managers to bring consistency across the portfolios in key remit areas, ensuring best in class execution.

Some Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage agenda production and coordination for Consumer Alignment Meetings
  • Assist the Head of Category with the embedding of the Shopper Science Lab applications into Shelf, Shopper, Digital, Ecommerce & Marketing opportunities, both internally & externally
  • Assist with collaboration, implementation of a global the strategy
  • Assist the Category Managers with the annual development, uniformity and updating of each brand's 5Ps
  • Assist in the development and category alignment of bottom-up forecasting by marketing calendar activation, by SKU, brand & customer, as needed
  • Assist the Category Team with development of major customer annual planning sessions and project support
  • Develop standard reporting templates as required by the category team

Success in this role comes from a understanding of Category management and the Australian retail market. You will have experience in executing a channel/customer strategy. You will have strong analytical skills, advanced organisation & presentation skills. You will be an excellent presenter within large teams and have the ability to flex your communication styles to liaise at all levels.

Experience with Nielson Desktop, Homescan, Quantium and JDA experience is desirable with excellent commercial acumen.

You will be able to juggle multiple priorities from numerous stakeholders and demonstrate business maturity in the ability to protect the interests of GSK while ensuring a win across the business. You can work across boundaries and align key stakeholders, bringing a consistent approach to all you deliver.

Please apply online. GSK does not accept applications from third party channels.

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