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Category Manager

Phinia, Inc.
Warwick, United Kingdom
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Specialist Area
Category management
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
Non CIPS member
PHINIA: Advancing sustainability today, powering carbon-free tomorrow

At PHINIA, we create premium fuel systems, electrical systems and aftermarket parts for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and industrial applications. We make sure our products are clean, efficient and high-value, because we know the actions we take today will have a profound impact on the world tomorrow. Our goal? The cleanest ICE technology: carbon-free combustion.

Always, PHINIA puts quality first, continuing our legacy with over a century of rich expertise and technological innovation. The name PHINIA has roots related to "bright" and "future," representing our confidence and commitment to bettering the world.

Our Culture
We believe health and safety of our employees are a top priority, we care about our local communities and the global environment. PHINIA promotes and nurtures a diverse and inclusive environment, honors integrity, strives for excellence, commits to responsibility for our communities and the environment, and builds on the power of collaboration.

Career Opportunities
We believe in building a brighter tomorrow for our employees as well as our customers and encourage you to learn about our long history, strong culture, new technologies and future vision. We offer a strong local presence and interesting global opportunities. Join us on this shared journey toward a brighter tomorrow.

Job Purpose
Build, own and deliver the compelling category go-to-market plan, ensuring appropriate positioning and messaging, backed up by a deep understanding of markets and the competitive landscape, and supported by customer insights

Key responsibilities

Market analysis
  • Customer insight and research - be the expert on the customer: who they are, how they buy, key buying criteria
  • Understand the competitive and market landscape
  • Understand all key market and channel trends and define appropriate penetration strategies to reach end user ensuring high-quality customer journey
Go-To-Market strategy
  • Create and own the customer-centric go-to-market strategy for the category
  • Define appropriate segmentation, targeting and positioning plans
  • Define range policy and coverage needs based on market indicators
  • Lead market launches of new products, ensuring customer shelf-space wins
  • Plan and implement appropriate marketing tactics through the product lifecycle
Category communication plan
  • Define key messaging to differentiate products / services from others in the market
  • Define and lead implementation of category communications and content marketing plans in conjunction with marcomms team
  • Define and lead appropriate category support material in collaboration with communications team
Financial and market-share growth
  • Implementation of the tactics to achieve revenue and profitability results and market share growth for the category
  • Understand key financial & economic indicators to drive appropriate strategies
Continuous improvement
  • Be the category Subject Matter Expert (SME) providing sales enabling training and knowledge transfer to customer-facing teams
  • Be a marketing leader for process development and implementation
What we're looking for
  • Qualification in Marketing and/or Business (minimum degree-level)
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a marketing role (category marketing / product marketing / trade marketing), preferably in the Automotive Industry
  • Previous exposure to, and understanding of, the usage of key economic indicators, financial drivers & business metrics to generate strategies and produce positive results
  • Experience of working in a marketing environment in a multi-country role with a strong focus on customer interaction and engagement
Expected skills & competencies.
  • Demonstrable experience and capability in turning trends, data and insights into marketing strategies, tactics and creative messaging to address market and customer needs
  • Have keen problem-solving skills and a willingness to take on complex challenges, and see through to resolution - never give up!
  • Excellent communication skills - able to effectively convey a vision, and build strong and trusting relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Team player -with a can do attitude and sense of humor
  • Accurate with meticulous attention to detail
  • Fluent in English; 2nd language a benefit
What we believe
  • Product Leadership - Innovation that brings value to our customers
  • Humility - Seeking out diverse perspectives and working collaboratively
  • Inclusivity - Recognizing our differences make us stronger; we are bold and intentional
  • Net-Zero - Committed to energy efficiency, waste reduction and beneficial reuse
  • Integrity - Taking responsibility for our decisions and doing what is right
  • Accountability - Taking ownership of our actions and for driving results

This position will adhere to Global Star Safety Program, including safety rules, practices and training as outlined in the PHINIA CTCM Safety Policy Manual, which includes the use of equipment, protective devices, or clothing that the employer requires. This individual will work in manners that stress the importance of preventing accidents and illnesses. He/she must take every precaution reasonable in the given circumstance for the protection of themselves and coworkers. In addition, he/she is responsible for reporting all injuries and/or possible dangerous situations, incidents, or occurrences to the immediate supervisor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PHINIA is an equal employment opportunity employer such that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Visa Sponsorship

PHINIA does provide sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this role, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the country of application on a full-time basis.

No Unauthorized Referrals from Recruiters & Vendors

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