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Category Manager Foods

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Customer Development
Solna, Stockholm County
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Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast-moving consumer goods in foods, household and personal care products. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos, and everyday household care products. Our purpose is to meet the everyday needs of people – to anticipate the aspirations of our consumers and to respond creatively and competitively with products and services, which raise the quality of life.

Category Manager Foods

As our next Category Manager, you act in a commercially focused role, merging both Marketing and Customer Development together. You will get the chance to work with world leading brands in the Food Category.


In this position you are responsible for, through in-depth market and shopper knowledge, developing and implementing category strategies and plans that drive category growth for Unilever and Unilever’s customers. The Category Manager consults to key customers and works as an enabler, developer and driver of the category.

The role is based in our Solna office in Sweden.


  • Develop category plans for assortment, price positioning, shelf layout and promotional strategy to ensure category and shopper expertise across channels

  • Manage in-store execution through the Perfect Store Program

  • Optimize promotional effectiveness while ensuring contemporary promotional guidelines

  • Coordinate the process of launching new products to customers by adapting trade stories and trade presentations to local conditions and needs

  • Review and analyze category development

  • Keep stakeholders throughout the organization updated on category performance

  • Externally gain trust and respect via an objective and total category approach that leads to strong relationships and customer alignment


We believe you have 3-5 years of professional experience from the FMCG industry. Ideally, you also have a university degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance or Engineering. Previous experience from working with GfK or Nielsen data is a plus.

The ideal candidate should be positive, self-going and proactive. You should be able to structure your work and to work with several different tasks and processes simultaneously. You are furthermore able to connect and build sustainable, positive relationships with people on all levels in an organization, both internally and externally.


  • A passion for winning with customers in the marketplace

  • Ability to present market data in a comprehendible format conveying actionable insights

  • Strong communication and people skills

  • Self-driven, proactive and solution-oriented

  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams

  • Fluency in Swedish and English, both speaking and writing

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office


Upload your CV and cover letter. Please submit your application as soon as possible, 30th September at the latest. Please observe that there will be an on-going screening process and that the position can be filled before last application date.


Should you have any questions around the position, please reach out to CCD Foods, Martina Severin on

should you have questions around the recruitment process, please reach out to Talent Advisor, Heidi Hansen on +45 20647087

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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