Category Manager - LV Solutions

Schneider Electric Telford, England

About the Job

Make the most of your energy in a career at Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€24 billion in FY2018, our c 137,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On

Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. We're looking for people with a passion for success - on the job and beyond. See what our people have to say about working for Schneider Electric:

Your Mission:

Schneider Electric's portfolio is market leading in the area of LV (Low Voltage) electrical distribution and protection. Our Category Marketing Managers are the driving force to create, define and implement operational strategy to grow the business. The mission of the Category Marketing Manager is to provide strong commercial ownership and support around the offer defined, in this case LV Solutions. This requires close working with both sales teams and directly with customers to ensure that the category meets its commercial objectives in terms of market share achievement, price positioning, profitability, demand generation and other defined objectives. The post holder will also ensure that offers are launched and promoted fully to maximize their commercial opportunity, and that new offer needs are identified and are captured on the product roadmaps of the relevant Business Units or locally sourced where relevant.

Your Responsibilities:

Offer development - contribute fully to both the local and global product development process, ensuring that you can articulate local offer habits and needs, alongside the competitive landscape.

Ensure that all elements of the marketing mix are appropriately managed and deployed to support the growth of the offer. Create and regularly monitor KPI's to ensure that actions are having the desired output, or to allow modification of actions to create desired outputs.

Identify tangible category market opportunities including real customer value propositions and develop/implement go to market strategies/plans that drive order intake and secure market share

Understand the competitive market environment for the category including hardware and software solutions and how price positioning is deployed to secure business objectives utilising multiple channel approaches.

About you:
You will be self-motivated, with the ability to work both independently and together with a highly matrixed team.
4-5 years of similar company experience with strong exposure to technical/commercial aspects of the product offer being managed.
Ideally you should come from an electrical background or a marketing background but working on a very technical industry/environment.
With a passion for technology and innovation you will take a keen interest in keeping up to date with the latest trends in the market and the key challenges that your customers face and need solutions for.

This is a great opportunity to actively promote the Schneider Electric well respected brand and market leading products and services.

You will be joining an international, dynamic, and responsible company, with an enviable reputation in the market. Schneider fosters the development of all its' people around the world. Every day, we empower employees to achieve more and experience exciting careers. Find out how our values and unique position make Schneider Electric the employer of choice.

The job offers a competitive salary and a company car, great benefits which include 28 days' holiday and private health cover, and plenty of scope for progression.

You know about us, so let us learn about you! Apply today.

Diversity is our heritage and our future. Be a part of it.

At Schneider Electric, Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of our organisation, it's an integral part of our history, culture and identity. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve. As a result, our teams are stronger to drive the company's future.

We are always open to a conversation around flexible working.

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