Category Manager Personal Workspace, ZASA (South and Southern Africa)

Design and Marketing Johannesburg, South Africa


Position at Logitech

The Role:

Reporting to the Cluster Head ZASA, the successful candidate will be responsible to lead a select range of Logitech product categories (Webcams, Headsets, Tablet Keyboards & Tablet Accessories & Microphones) to achieve commercial and profitability targets for the ZASA Cluster (South Africa & Southern Africa).

The Category Manager (Personal Workspace) has the responsibilities of driving category strategies, identify opportunities, manage the product Lifecyle and lead commercial planning across the Emerging Markets.

Your Contribution:

Be Yourself. Be Open. Stay Hungry and Humble. Collaborate. Challenge. Decide and just Do. These are the behaviors you’ll need for success at Logitech. In this role you will:

  • Be accountable for the performance of the selected Logitech product categories to achieve regional revenue, profitability targets and strategic objectives for the South and Southern Africa Cluster.

  • Translate Global category strategies into local plans, driving local execution across the diverse group of countries within the Southern African Region and South Africa.

  • Partner with the Global Commercial Organization and act as the primary point of contact for South and Southern Africa business for the select categories.

  • Act as business partner for all commercial aspects including market performance analysis, strategy development & presentation, identification of new opportunities, business performance and channel extension.

  • Analyse commercial insights and performance data to provide direction and guidance to South and Southern Africa countries to support in achieving category objectives.

  • Align strategies, campaigns, execution, and performance KPIs with key stakeholders across the ZASA Markets including the Country Head and Marketing Managers.

  • Lead NPI planning and product launches for select categories.

  • Partner with Emerging Markets Regional Marketing to facilitate the execution of key strategies.

  • Use market insights from country organization to translate global marketing strategies into regional tactics that engage consumers and shoppers across all relevant marketing channels.

  • Drive in-country collaboration between Sales & Marketing, share best practice and modify successful activities for execution from other countries, channels or customers.

  • Proactively assess, clarify and identify South Africa and Southern Africa Markets consumer needs and to communicate these to the relevant internal stakeholders.

  • Be a brand ambassador for the select categories within the South African and Southern African Markets.

Your Skills:

For consideration, you must bring the following skills and behaviors to our team:

  • Proven experience in category or product management with a track record in key consumer brands or consumer electronics.

  • Be highly analytical, structured and be a solution-oriented person.

  • Have strong experience in engaging remotely with teams across multiple countries and in multiple markets.

  • Possess a good understanding of Emerging Markets and their unique needs.

  • Have excellent presentation and communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with strength in communicating across different cultures.

  • Strong financial and commercial acumen.

  • Advanced Excel Skills.

Logitech is the sweet spot for people who are passionate about products, making a mark, and having fun doing it. As a company, we’re small and flexible enough for every person to take initiative and make things happen. But we’re big enough in our portfolio and reach for those actions to have a global impact. That’s a pretty sweet spot to be in and we’re always striving to keep it that way.                            


“All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.”

 If you require an accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 510-713- 4866 for assistance.