Global beauty leader
Lead and accelerate best-practice category strategy
Transformational growth mandate
About the organisation
Aesop was established in 1987 and has since become a globally recognised premium brand. Headquartered in Melbourne and London, Aesop now operates in 25 countries with over 2,500 employees. A member of the Natura&Co Group, Aesop is a proud BCorp certified business that has enjoyed outstanding growth based on a unique product offering, extraordinary customer experience and a values oriented culture.
About the role
Reporting to the Director, Product and leading a sizeable team, the Head of Category will drive accelerated sustainable category growth in support of Aesop’s wider product and R&D strategy and business plan. In this global role spanning Asia, ANZ, Europe and Americas, the appointee will engage in strategic planning and decision making at both a business and group level. As the trusted voice of all things ’Category’, the appointee will intrinsically understand category diagnostics, performance metrics and key success factors. This includes defining and driving aligned category strategies and working closely with key stakeholders to undertake category ‘health checks’, coordinate range reviews, oversee product lifecycle, identify gaps and opportunities, initiate NPD and generate ideas to support category development. Stage gate leadership and innovation evaluation is also key to the role.
You are a deeply experienced category leader with a track record owning and driving multi-category growth in a global organisation with premium brands and best-practice category environments. A values orientated people leader, you are highly driven and emotionally intelligent, possess exceptional commercial acumen and business/financial understanding and are comfortable to ‘roll your sleeves up’ to actively elevate category management expertise and process. Your proven ability to work at both a strategic and tactical level is underpinned by your experience in driving positive change-management, leading NPD and effective executive stakeholder management skills. Your aspirational attitude, energy and drive will see you make your mark with this truly global beauty leader.
For more information, please contact Dalia Klein at SHK on +61 3 8620 8004 or click ‘Apply for this job’. Please submit your resume in Microsoft Word format. Direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to SHK.