Senior Category Manager

Location
England,Berkshire,Slough
Salary
£50000 - £55000 per annum + car, 5% bonus
Posted
27 July 2017
Closes
24 August 2017
Ref
VA001781
Contact
Richard Bowen
Job Function
Marketing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As Senior Category Manager you will report into the Head of Category, working on a newly acquired category for the business. You will be responsible for:

* Building relationships with your customer, showing category thought leadership and helping deliver ongoing improvements to the point of purchase for both the retailer and our client
* Working closely with the sales team to maximise the performance of the core range within your assigned customer
* Working closely with the Grocery Category Lead and Head of Category to define, refine and execute the category strategy and growth drivers within your assigned retailer
* Liaising with the Research and Insight team to ensure the category team are best in class in identifying and bringing market trends and developments to the market
* Management of quarterly and monthly reports. For example, distribution trackers and customer specific scorecards
* Delivering category insights by measuring manufacturers activities, events, audits and any other applicable measures
* Ensuring that the sales team have continuous access to insight tools and training



To be eligible for this Senior Category Manager role you must have:

* Strong category management skills, ideally at senior manager level
* A proven track record of bringing category insights and trends to your previous roles and instigating appropriate action accordingly
* Experience with data/insights programs such as Nielsen/IRI
* Strong numeric skills
* Excellent relationship management skills

If this sounds like a good fit please do apply!

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