Category Manager

Location
London
Salary
£45k - 55k per year + car, bonus, private healthcare, pension
Posted
25 September 2017
Closes
23 October 2017
Ref
KD1034
Contact
Kate Drury
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

CATEGORY MANAGER

LONDON

£45-55k package + bonus, benefits

A unique opportunity has arisen within the leading category of a top global FMCG business. You will have the chance to be part of the dynamic team that manages the development and implementation of the category plans across the Top 4 Grocers. This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has the determination to rapidly develop their career in category, as well as a strong commercial capability.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

-To develop category plans and propositions by channel and customer aligned to market execution plans

-Build and leverage strong relationships with retail brand owners and grocers

-Leverage core consumer/shopper insights and develop them into winning brand and category strategies

-Line management responsibility

-Be the expert and representative of the category internally and externally

-Manage innovation projects

-Use insight to influence range and merchandising plans at category reviews

-Provide detailed analysis and insights on category opportunities

-Provide analytical support in the development of category plans

-Work with the internal team to meet company targets & brand growth

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE:

-Significant commercial background from time spent in a sales, category, brand or customer marketing role in a large dynamic matrix organisation.

-High level of financial literacy and developed analytical skills.

-Able to communicate persuasively and credibly to multiple stakeholders internally as well to customers externally.

-You will also have an advanced knowledge of how to utilise various consumer and shopper data sources in order to support the development of our category and channel strategies.

-FMCG Category experience.

-Degree educated.

We are looking for applicants who are driven, autonomous, dynamic and entrepreneurial. You must have had quick career progression in 1-3 companies and are looking to take the next step to challenge yourself and propel your career.

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