Global Category Director

Netherlands (NL)
Commensurate with experience
01 Mar 2018
01 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Category Director
Based in The Netherlands or Germany 

Job ref:    LS/39925

Reports to:    Executive VP Sales and Development

The Role:

The Global Category Director is responsible for meeting the goals of the category; Dispensing Closures. You are expected to be a strong leader for a global team, setting a strategy, implementing and subsequently contribute to the overall success of the company. 

Main Areas of Responsibility:

•    Based on marketing information setting the strategy and the goals for the category
•    Successfully implementing the strategy within the category
•    Actively monitoring and measuring  the goals and ensure that the progress is made within the team
•    Installing actions and plans to recover deviation on the goals
•    Analysing and exploring  the market trends and assure the goals and plans are aligned with the trends and leads to further growth
•    Built and maintain relationship with key customers in their category, understand their needs and growth the business
•    Market introduction of new innovations and initiating roll out programs on a  global scale

Key Performance Indicators:

•    Sales and gross profit levels
•    Performance against the goals and strategy
•    New sales and gross profit realized
•    Retain and replacements sales and gross profit
•    New product sales and developments

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:    

Candidates are expected to have, or eventually progress towards, the following:

•    A Bachelor or Master Degree  in Engineering or Economics / Business
•    Advance certificates in sales and sales management
•    Proven track record in  sales management on senior level 
•    At least 5 years’ experience in the field of (plastic) packaging and / or dispensing closures – ideally towards personal care
•    Proactive and dynamic approach towards realising the goals and the plans


•    Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
•    Strong man management skills
•    A strong drive to realise business goals and growth
•    Understanding of business policies in an international companies
•    Excellent Reporting skills
•    Excellent English and ideally German language skills

To apply please contact Linda Samuelsson
0044(0) 1789 207070

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove has offices in Stratford-upon-Avon, Düsseldorf, Lyon, Barcelona, Milan,
Amsterdam, Malmö and Dubai


Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 1197713
Visit us at the following exhibitions in 2017 & 2018:  Interpack, Moulding Expo, fip Solutions, Kunststoffen, Interplas, 
Fakuma, PlastMilan, Compounding World

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