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Head of Hungary

Country : Hungary Hungary

Town : BUDAPEST

Category : Sales

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Kenvue is currently recruiting for:

Head of Hungary

This position reports into the General Manager Central Eastern Europe and is based in Budapest, Hungary

Who we are:

At Kenvue, we strive to realize the extraordinary power of everyday care. Built on over a century of heritage and propelled forward by science, our iconic brands-including NEUTROGENA®, AVEENO®, TYLENOL®, LISTERINE®, JOHNSON'S® and BAND-AID® -are category leaders trusted by millions of consumers who use our products to improve their daily lives. Our employees share a digital-first mindset, an approach to innovation grounded in deep human insights, and a commitment to continually earning a place for our products in consumers' hearts and homes.

What will you do:

The Head of Hungary will lead the delivery of sales, profit, cashflow and market share targets for the business. Through leading in-country activation and commercial operation, in-line with the CEE and Central Europe Cluster strategies and priorities. This leader will be responsible for continued development of the local talent pipeline and fostering strong employee engagement. He/she will be key member the Central Eastern Europe Leadership team.

Key Responsibilities

Main accountabilities

  • Lead local country management team for Hungary and represent country within the CEE Leadership Team
  • Recruit, coach and develop high-potential talent in-line with our purpose and values to provide a robust succession plan
  • Engage with local trade associations, customers, and government officials to shape current and future market opportunities
  • Develop strong cross-country relationships across the CEE cluster and CE region and drive synergies (One team)
  • Cultivate relationships with senior stakeholders and major customers
  • Define, shape and model a high-performing culture
  • Manage local legal and statutory issues effectively
Strategy and business planning

  • Set vision and strategy for Hungary and develop annual business plans in line with CEE and CE strategy execution.
  • Ensure alignment of plans with the Central Eastern Europe functional leads (Finance, HR, SC, IT, Reg, etc)
  • Identify and pursue growth opportunities aligned with global and CE strategies
  • Foster a productive and inclusive climate and working relationship with the regional global functions based in Prague.
  • Define resource allocation in-line with the cluster strategy.
Business plan execution

  • Ensure 100% compliance with HCC and legal frameworks.
  • Deliver sales and profit targets for Hungary, including direct responsibility of SG&A in line with corporate business plan targets.
  • Lead development and execution of local customer plans including JBPs for priority customers.
  • Lead development and delivery of brand-activation plans in-line with global brand strategies, portfolio prioritization, perfect store objectives, local pricing and distribution strategy!
  • Partner closely with the CE marketing team to support brand plans execution
  • Ensure efficient prioritization of local resources across sales and brand-activation to balance short- and long-term business delivery
  • Deliver monthly performance updates to CEE Cluster management through Commercial Review process
  • Identify and deliver cost saving opportunities across the business to continuously improve efficiency
  • Ensure that the local team delivers against S&OP requirements to improve MAPE, BIAS and customer OTIF
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Kenvue is currently recruiting for:

Head of Hungary

This position reports into the General Manager Central Eastern Europe and is based in Budapest, Hungary

Who we are:

At Kenvue, we strive to realize the extraordinary power of everyday care. Built on over a century of heritage and propelled forward by science, our iconic brands-including NEUTROGENA®, AVEENO®, TYLENOL®, LISTERINE®, JOHNSON'S® and BAND-AID® -are category leaders trusted by millions of consumers who use our products to improve their daily lives. Our employees share a digital-first mindset, an approach to innovation grounded in deep human insights, and a commitment to continually earning a place for our products in consumers' hearts and homes.

What will you do:

The Head of Hungary will lead the delivery of sales, profit, cashflow and market share targets for the business. Through leading in-country activation and commercial operation, in-line with the CEE and Central Europe Cluster strategies and priorities. This leader will be responsible for continued development of the local talent pipeline and fostering strong employee engagement. He/she will be key member the Central Eastern Europe Leadership team.

Key Responsibilities

Main accountabilities

  • Lead local country management team for Hungary and represent country within the CEE Leadership Team
  • Recruit, coach and develop high-potential talent in-line with our purpose and values to provide a robust succession plan
  • Engage with local trade associations, customers, and government officials to shape current and future market opportunities
  • Develop strong cross-country relationships across the CEE cluster and CE region and drive synergies (One team)
  • Cultivate relationships with senior stakeholders and major customers
  • Define, shape and model a high-performing culture
  • Manage local legal and statutory issues effectively
Strategy and business planning

  • Set vision and strategy for Hungary and develop annual business plans in line with CEE and CE strategy execution.
  • Ensure alignment of plans with the Central Eastern Europe functional leads (Finance, HR, SC, IT, Reg, etc)
  • Identify and pursue growth opportunities aligned with global and CE strategies
  • Foster a productive and inclusive climate and working relationship with the regional global functions based in Prague.
  • Define resource allocation in-line with the cluster strategy.
Business plan execution

  • Ensure 100% compliance with HCC and legal frameworks.
  • Deliver sales and profit targets for Hungary, including direct responsibility of SG&A in line with corporate business plan targets.
  • Lead development and execution of local customer plans including JBPs for priority customers.
  • Lead development and delivery of brand-activation plans in-line with global brand strategies, portfolio prioritization, perfect store objectives, local pricing and distribution strategy!
  • Partner closely with the CE marketing team to support brand plans execution
  • Ensure efficient prioritization of local resources across sales and brand-activation to balance short- and long-term business delivery
  • Deliver monthly performance updates to CEE Cluster management through Commercial Review process
  • Identify and deliver cost saving opportunities across the business to continuously improve efficiency
  • Ensure that the local team delivers against S&OP requirements to improve MAPE, BIAS and customer OTIF
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What we are looking for:

Required Qualifications

  • University degree or equivalent in relevant discipline
  • Minimum 10 years sales & marketing experience in FMCG and/or health care
  • Holistic understanding of business operations, including management of significant complexity management and full P&L understanding.
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen
  • Experience in leading cross-functional and sales teams.
  • E-commerce channel knowledge and digital proficiency.
  • Proven track record in leadership development, fostering high-performing culture, and talent pipeline building.
  • Change management experience with growth mindset and business turnaround delivery.
  • Alignment with Kenvue values: outside - in focus, owners' mindset and daring spirit.
  • Resilience and ability to operate in VUCA environment.
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic, and decision-making capabilities, with the ability to collaborate across functions and influence delivery of priority outcomes.
  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities, with a demonstrated ability to lead through influence and impact.
  • Fluency in English and Hungarian.
Kenvue is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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What we are looking for:

Required Qualifications

  • University degree or equivalent in relevant discipline
  • Minimum 10 years sales & marketing experience in FMCG and/or health care
  • Holistic understanding of business operations, including management of significant complexity management and full P&L understanding.
  • Strong financial and commercial acumen
  • Experience in leading cross-functional and sales teams.
  • E-commerce channel knowledge and digital proficiency.
  • Proven track record in leadership development, fostering high-performing culture, and talent pipeline building.
  • Change management experience with growth mindset and business turnaround delivery.
  • Alignment with Kenvue values: outside - in focus, owners' mindset and daring spirit.
  • Resilience and ability to operate in VUCA environment.
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic, and decision-making capabilities, with the ability to collaborate across functions and influence delivery of priority outcomes.
  • Excellent communication skills and problem-solving abilities, with a demonstrated ability to lead through influence and impact.
  • Fluency in English and Hungarian.
Kenvue is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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