Senior Category Manager

£62k - 69k per year + car, bonus, private healthcare, pension
11 April 2017
10 May 2017
Kate Drury
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Category Manager / Maidenhead /63-70k + car, bonus, benefits, flexi working

About Our Client

Our client is the leading FMCG (Food & Drink) business across multiple categories and channels in the UK.

Job Description

The Senior Category Manager will be required to do the following:

  • Develop and deliver tailored collaborative category plans across a number of key retail partners
  • Create the category strategy for one of the client's largest Grocery customers, including category engagement and resourcing
  • Lead the development and delivery of an annual category plan with your customer
  • Identify & clearly define key category and customer issues and opportunities and generate the insight needed to resolve these
  • Own and deliver the client's range and space metrics as agreed across your customer, and support delivery of the financial plan
  • Act as an integral partner to internal sales teams by providing category and customer insight that helps shape strategies & tactics
  • Establish new, and develop existing relationships with your customer, with the aim of moving us towards indispensable partner status to drive category, customer & the client's UK growth

The Successful Applicant

The successful Senior Category Manager will possess the following:

  • Graduate calibre - Business & Marketing
  • Significant category management experience, broad commercial experience and knowledge of the UK FMCG market (Grocery experience preferable but not essential)
  • Knowledge of continuous data sources and Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships, influence internal and external stakeholders and work in a collaborative manner
  • Quick progression within Category roles across a couple of top FMCG businesses
  • Experience of managing a team of executives/managers
  • Leadership and inter-personal skills
  • Numerical and problem solving
  • Business and commercial acumen
  • Analytical mind with a curious nature and numerically strong
  • Advanced presentation and powerpoint skills

What's on Offer

On offer is a highly competitive salary, career development, people and account management, growth opportunities in a top FMCG business.

Contact: Kate Drury

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