Hoofddorp, North Holland, NL

Category Insights Manager

Land : Nederland Nederland

Provincie : Noord-Holland

County : Haarlemmermeer

Stad : Hoofddorp

Categorie : Marketing

Contracttype : Vast

Dienstverband : Voltijds



L'Oréal has been a world leader in the cosmetics business for more than 100 years and has grown into one of the largest FMCG companies in the world. With international brands such as L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Kérastase, Lancôme, Giorgio Armani and Vichy, we offer relevant products for every consumer.

At L'Oréal Luxe our mission is to provide our consumers the best products and brand experience by making it unique. Thanks to our strong, balanced and complementary portfolio we are able to meet the needs of every consumer tribe, at every price level.

Our portfolio is composed of 26 brands of which 17 are global brands, including major brands, highly aspirational and multi-expert, such as Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani.


As a Category Insights Manager, you will be part of the Business Development team of our Luxury Division. The Business Development team is part of the Consumer Retail Experience team and the strategic heart of our organization. Driven by a insight driven mindset you are able to translate category insights to actionnable conclusions and develop a strategy together with stakeholders.

To be successful you will build a strong network within the Luxe division and multi-divisional peers (eg CMI) that enables you to connect different elements internally and externally. With this you will arrive at clear category insights for the division and for our key retailers.

Within this position, you will work closely with the division's business analysts, the commercial team and marketing team. You are analytically strong, have the ability to connecting the dots and able to translate insights to actionable conclusions.

You will mainly be involved in:

  • Relay and translate for LLD categories and consumers insights coming from CDMO to upskill and inspire stakeholders; and making them usable for our teams in order to build winning plans together
  • Co-create and develop a comprehensive strategy per category to drive growth. This involves understanding market trends, consumer preferences/behavior, and competitive analysis to identify opportunities
  • Co-create a L'Oréal Luxe category- & consumer vision to sponsor differentiated in store and e-store (activation) plans.
  • Input on the division OGSM in close collab with MANCOM for global view on retailer landscape & category opportunities
  • Share the category growth opportunities internally and with our Key retailers

  • Completed WO education
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience; in a (consumer/market) insights driven function is Pre
  • Experience in market data (Panel)
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Powerful in Excel
  • Strong analytical & communication skills
  • Structured, strong in setting priorities
  • Flexible for ad-hoc questions
  • Strong team player

When you start at L'Oréal, you get a great deal of responsibility from day one. To develop, we offer an introduction program and an individual training program. Training can be local or at the global headquarters in Paris. An enriching experience where you will meet international peers.

And furthermore you will find with us:

  • An inspiring work environment with ambitious colleagues;
  • A healthy career perspective with good development and career opportunities;
  • A competitive salary which is adjusted on an annual basis in case of good performance;
  • Good secondary employment conditions, such as a 13th month, profit sharing, discount on medical expenses and a favorable pension scheme;
  • Discount on L'Oréal products
Finally, a great added value of working at L'Oréal is that you will be working with so many different people and functions. This offers you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge about different stakeholders.


L'Oréal would like their personnel to represent the diversity of the Benelux society. We welcome everyone regardless of origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, philosophical or political conviction, disability, etc.

"A diversified workforce in every function and on all levels strengthens our creativity and our understanding of consumers and it enables us to develop and market products that are relevant"

(Jean-Paul Agon, former CEO of L'Oréal)

How to apply

Are you ready for this challenge and do you meet the conditions?

Then apply quickly!