Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
Full - Time



Why L'Oréal?

We are driven by a passion for beauty that moves the world.

We are the market leader in Beauty and a pioneer in Beauty Tech. As a result of the constantly changing world, cosmetics and technology are inseparably linked for us. Together with our consumers and partners, we anticipate trends and shape the beauty of tomorrow.

We live sustainability and environmental protection. By 2030, our Commitments mark the beginning of a more radical transformation and embody our view of how a company's vision, purpose and responsibility should look to meet the world's challenges. Our 88,000 employees in 150 countries are transforming our business to ensure that our activities respect the boundaries of our planet.

For our location in Düsseldorf we are looking for people who will join us in making a difference.

The Senior Category Strategy Manager (w/f/d) works in close cooperation with other functional teams, such as Marketing, Commercial, Market & Consumer Insights.

  1. Identifying market opportunities and growth potential for LDB to win market share in upcoming years in our key categories (high focus RX acceleration)
  2. Developing and implementing strategic priorities respecting the full patsumer journey (patient + consumer) with LDB teams by leading or supporting cross functional project teams
  3. Supporting the LDB leadership team in the preparation of key strategic meetings (GM visit, Zone, Multi-Div)


  • Expanding and developing our market, category, consumer and competitor insights:


  1. Key person for CMI for consolidation and development of consumer and category insights studies as well as managing the overall study needs
  2. Analysing, sharing and transferring relevant insights into tactics and strategies in close cooperation with our LDB teams (brands, commercial, digital and education) 
  3. Upskilling LDB community on market and consumer insights and supporting critical brand and sales meetings with relevant consumer, category and industry insights 
  4. Owning the market projection process in close collaboration with the Corporate CMI Team and in exchange with our counterparts within the other divisions. 


  • Driving category growth and identifying profitable growth potentials with our Revenue Growth Manager.


  • Regular exchange and representation of our division’s perspective and interest in cross divisional and/or international context



Your profile

 * Successfully completed university degree

 * At least 4 years of experience in sales, marketing, category management or business development; ideally in cosmetics or pharmaceutical environment

 * Good understanding of the cosmetics market

 * Experience in the pharmacy environment is an advantage

 * Strong analytical thinking skills and affinity for numbers

 * Ability to develop and implement fact-based strategies

 * Skill to navigate easily between top-line strategy and operational data/insight

 * Strong communication skills, team player, assertiveness, enthusiasm, creativity and inspiration, commitment 

* Fluent in English


Our offer

  • Permanent employment in a crisis-resistant, growing market with a comprehensive range of social benefits.
  • A competitive and attractive salary and benefits package
  • Individual personal and professional development, a steep learning curve, strong team spirit and an open, cooperative culture
  • Diverse, national and international perspectives


Diversity & Inclusion

L'Oréal is committed to providing equal opportunities to its applicants.

We value diversity, inclusion and individual self-expression in the workplace as diversity strengthens our teams and we want to reflect the image of society and therefore our consumers in our company. Any form of discrimination is therefore not tolerated.

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