Senior Category Manager - FMCG

09 May 2018
02 June 2018
Jennifer Taylor
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
As the Senior Category Manager you will develop the implementation of bespoke plans for retailers with a clear focus on category strategy, delivering category growth and development of the brand.

Client Details

A renowned FMCG food organisation based in Liverpool are looking for a Senior Category Manager to be part of their collaborative team and continuously develop the brand category.


Reporting to the Senior Category Manager you will convert the continuous research and data into actionable reports that identify sales and marketing opportunities for named retail customers.

Other duties include:

* To proactively build external relationships within designated retail accounts to ensure the brand remains the preferred category advisor

* In collaboration with relevant National Account Managers ensure promotional activity within specific retailers is appropriate for the shopper, retailer and John West brand to gain maximum ROI (from plan development to evaluation)

* Provide information and insight to be used in the annual brand plan and high level exec meetings

* Establish relevant weekly/monthly reports to monitor agreed KPIs and enhance the performance in named accounts

* Be the lead in all relevant category management projects with agreed accounts e.g. space planning, range reviews, strategic development, NPD implementation

* Work with UK marketing team to develop NPD and ensure the category is at the core of product development


The successful Senior Category Manager will have:

* A minimum of 3 years experience within a Category role
* Experience within the FMCG sector
* A solid understanding of IRI/Kantar/Dunnhumby
* Experience working with the major multiples
* A team player attitude

Job Offer

Up to £50,000 DOE + excellent benefits, including 27days holiday (plus Bank)

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