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Category Business Development Manager (m/f) 80-100%



Date:  Apr 16, 2021

Our Business Unit Global Export located at our headquarters in Lenzburg AG, Switzerland, is currently looking for a


Category Business Development Manager (m/f) 80-100%

Your challenge
In this position you are responsible for the conception, planning and implementation of product portfolio activities primarily at the point of sale with the aim of increasing sales and brand awareness of the assigned categories in all relevant Global Export territory.

In this position you work independently with minimal direction or supervision and you report directly to our Head of Marketing Global Export. You are responsible for developing, maintaining, and servicing strong relationships and partnerships across multiple functional areas with internal sales, marketing, and customer service peers.


Your main responsibilities

•    Increase Net Sales Volume (NSV), improve profitability, and build sustainable growth for the organization
•    Develop a strategic plan for business growth of the product portfolio for the assigned categories by planning 
      and implementing product innovations (NPD) incl. market analysis, draft of business cases, label and design 
      adaptations and development of launch plans in cooperation with agencies as well as external and internal

•    Analyze markets, competition and assortment analyses as well as market development and customer needs

      monitoring for the product category in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders
•    Report and develop concrete recommendations for action in close cooperation with local teams

      (Hero Sales and Distributors)
•    Secure and maintain compliance sales and marketing activity with Hero / Organix regards to compliance of IMT

      program and NPD requirements defined by the Group
•    Maintenance of master data and image databases for all export product categories, good for printing, etc. 
•    Planning and continuous controlling of marketing and sales A&P spending for all categories as well as project

•    Develop sell-in presentations, category and product training presentations for distributors / customers and

      if needed, participate in distributors sales meetings
•    Support all operative Hero brand and product segments in cooperation with the interfaces Purchasing,

      Quality & Innovation and Planning Hero Switzerland internally and with our Intercompany partners


We expect

•    Strong business management and entrepreneurial skills, including financial management 
      and strong project management experience
•    Min. 5 years successful work record with product portfolio development and NPD within 
      Fast Moving Consumer Goods
•    Food Service understanding ideal, but not a must
•    High digital acumen ideal, but not a must
•    Effective communication skills in English (oral and written), German considered a plus
•    Ability to travel 5-15%

Are you a personality who is a team player with strong interpersonal skills, a self-starter and strong initiator with high level of integrity who has a positive mindset combined with cultural sensitivity and resilience, a strategic mindset with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills then we should definitely receive your application.


Your contact

We are looking forward to receiving your application and motivational letter through our online portal.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Désirée Weidmann ¦ HR Generalist ¦ desiree.weidmann@hero.ch ¦ Phone +41 62 885 53 57


Good reasons to work for Hero

  • A challenging, varied job with a lot of creative freedom in a successful company
  • A modern workplace and an international team 
  • Flexible working hours and high independence within your area of responsibility
  • Competitive employment and working conditions 

More about us

We are an international food company that is passionate about good, natural food. Since our foundation in 1886, our ethos remains unchanged – making high quality, natural products that are easily available to consumers.

If the mix of strong Swiss roots with the international flair of a global corporation appeals to you, and you appreciate the freedom to work independently, then we should definitely get to know each other.

We are looking forward to receive your application via the button << Apply now >>.

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