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Junior Category Manager

  • Posted: 8 Jul 2024
  • Sales
  • OSLO
  • Norway
  • On-site

About the job

As Junior Category Manager you are responsible for developing our consumer, shopper and customer understanding and enabling Danone to sell its brands and products in the optimal way creating value for our customers and consumers. You will be a critical part of the Norwegian Commercial Team.


Our mission is to bring growth to our business through foundational understanding of consumers, shoppers and customers, but also from excellence in execution of promotion, pricing and in-store activation.


The role is truly in a multi-functional environment. You will collaborate with many different departments, such as Commercial Development, Sales, Marketing, and Strategy & Insights to ensure category and customer insights are always reflected in projects and processes.

The role is based in our office in Oslo and you will be reporting to the Senior Category Manager for Denmark & Norway.



  • Analysis of instore, category and shopper data for all channels in Norway to understand market trends and identify growth potential – become the expert and bring your practical knowledge to the teams
  • Building and sharing an integrated category and shopper report for two business categories: dairy and plant-based
  • Support your manager to lead and implementation category vision projects including shelf-, assortment-, & visual strategies within cross-functional teams
  • Be the voice of the market in the innovation process, including business cases and coordination of launch KPIs with KAM teams
  • Building sell-in materials for our customers in strong collaboration with the KAM teams

About you

In order to be successful, you need to have: 

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience from similar positions – Category Management, Marketing, Consumer Insights, or Sales, within either an FMCG company or a well-known research consultancy
  • Recent University graduate with a degree in Business/Marketing/Finance or similar
  • Ability to derive insights from data and utilize it for story telling
  • Solid experience from using Microsoft office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint – Power BI is a bonus
  • Previous experience using Nielsen data and preferably also using shopper data, such as Kantar
  • Fluent in English and in Norwegian

About us

Nutricia is part of Danone Norbal. Danone's mission is to contribute to good health through food for as many people as possible, and we want to engage people to work for a healthier world. We have more than 100,000 employees worldwide within our three business areas; Dairy and Plant-based Products, Medical Nutrition and Water, all working towards our vision: One Planet One Health.


In Danone in NorBal, there are 500 employees located in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Latvia & Lithuania. Danone's diverse portfolio includes recognized brands such as Alpro, Activia, Lophlex, Nutridrink, Nutrison and Aqua d'Or.



A career in an international organization with commitment and purpose. We focus on results, but just as important as what we achieve is the way it's done. In line with our values we facilitate a friendly, motivating and supportive culture where everyone is a leader regardless of your position in the company. We encourage innovation by offering our employees the opportunity to work with solid brands and contribute to a healthier world, while developing both personally and professionally.



Click APPLY button and send in your application in English before the closing date of July 28th. Recruitment process is ongoing, and we will review applications and conduct interviews continuously. Observe that the position may be filled before last application date.
We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.
* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Nutricia Norge A/S, headquartered in Oslo (Drammensveien 123, 0277 Oslo, Norway) is the data controller for the personal data provided in the profile and in documents submitted during the recruitment process.