Category Manager

England,West Midlands,Birmingham
£30000 - £35000 per annum
03 January 2019
31 January 2019
Matthew Burling
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
Excellent opportunity for someone looking to step up in to a Category Manager vacancy. Developmental role that would suit someone coming from a branded or private label Category Executive role, or a role within a data agency

Client Details

Our client is an exciting FMCG business based in Birmingham with a portfolio of well-known brands, and an outstanding private label offering. Due to continued growth, they are looking for a Category Manager to join the business and assist in developing commercial category growth opportunities across numerous channels.


Reporting to the Head of Category Management, this is a role which has been created through the growth of our client's brand portfolio and ambitions to grow further market share.

As the Category Manager you will use market information and insight in order to play an essential role in bridging and supporting the Sales & Marketing teams, to ensure the business and their customers continue to win through category thought leadership and actionable insights that deliver profitable growth.

You will be head office based however the role will involve travel across the UK including but not limited to attending customer meetings, trade events and briefings.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Customer Account Managers across a selection of retail channels.


This developmental Category Manager role will suit:

- a Category Exec or Category Manager from a branded or private label FMCG business, or alternatively an Account Manager from a Data Agency background who is looking to step up in to an exciting role.

You will also have:

- strong analytical skills with the ability to turn market insight in to an actionable plan

- entrepreneurial flair and the ability to spot commercial opportunity

- experience of working with IRI (or Nielsen) / Kantar data

- a can-do attitude

Job Offer

Excellent salary + car + benefits

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