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Title:  Digital Category Manager


The Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Company:  Univar Solutions USA Inc
Requisition ID:  24319


Want to work for a company that is reimagining distribution?  Join Univar Solutions, the premier global distributor of chemicals and ingredients.  Our goal is to function as a direct extension of our customers’ teams; to serve as an ally in their quest of business success. 

At Univar Solutions, we’re building on our more than 90 years of experience  and drawing on deep resources – inventory and logistics experts, scientists, PhDs, procurement, customer service, sales and marketers-to deliver consultative services and an unmatched portfolio to solve customers’ formulation and operational challenges.  When you work for Univar Solutions, you’ll play an important role in shaping how we deliver more than chemical and ingredients. 



Primary Purpose:

Responsible for delivering strategies to generate prospect leads, acquire new customers, and increase existing customer engagement through digital marketing and commerce channels within assigned portfolio. Working with our Product Management team, the Digital Category Manager is responsible for the product information, placement, pricing, and promotion of assigned portfolio within digital channels. Finds opportunities to build collaborative omnichannel experiences to deliver leads across multiple lines of business. Success for this role will be judged by growth in lead generation, growth in digital product placement, and increase in sales attributed to digital marketing and/or digital channel for their assigned portfolio.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads the joint effort with Product Management to expand the number of products and quality of information within the Product Information Management tool.
  • Builds strategy for the placement of products into digital channels and develops online/offline sales approach based on business needs, customer journey, supplier expectations and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborating with Product Management, establish web pricing model for assigned portfolio, ensuring alignment with market, geography, and industry realities.
  • Lead promotion strategy for assigned product portfolio across search (SEO, SEM, Shopping ads), e-mail and other appropriate channels dictated by business needs.
  • Collaborates with Merchandising and User Experience teams to optimize product placement on digital channels.
  • Conducts regular testing on digital pricing dynamics and provides feedback to Product Management, Marketing, and E-Commerce teams to proactively identify opportunities to expand or protect margin. 



  • Bachelor’s degree required in business, marketing, or comparable discipline
  • 8 - 10 years in product or category management experience; preferably in the chemicals or distribution space
  • Demonstrated experience driving customer and product growth
  • MBA or Masters Preferred


Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

  • Management skills and leadership qualities
  • Written and verbal communication and active listening skills
  • Knowledge of Univar Solutions products, value- added services and industries served
  • Knowledgable of Univar Solutions IT applications
  • Strong PC skills required, database experience desired.
  • Ability to simultaneously function as both a thought leader and a fast, efficient executer of the work to be done 


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous PTO and much more.



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