Category Manager

£45000 - £55000 per annum + Car and Bonus
28 Apr 2017
26 May 2017
Leslie Davies
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
I am currently recruiting for a Category Manager to join a Market Leading FMCG business based in Oxfordshire. The role will see you champion the insights and category requirements in order to engage the consumer and recognise opportunities in across a European Market.

Client Details

My client is a Market Leading FMCG business within the Food & Beverages category. Their products can be found in every major grocer across the country as well as having an impressive European engagement. They have ambitious growth plans and a brilliant culture within the business.


The Category Manager will be responsible for:

* Act as the central source of data analysis & recommendations to both internal and external customers, working across multiple European customers.
* Develop a detailed understanding of data sources across Europe and recommendations of what to subscribe to.
* Be identified as an added value resource both to our commercial team & our key accounts.
* Capture data and intelligence from established & non established sources to continuously inform the commercial teams, wider company & key accounts.
* Use & interpret all intelligence to create & develop compelling arguments in support of commercial propositions and support better commercial decision making
* Regular capture category and competitor data across major retailers through store checks and websites.
* Preparation of routine executive performance reports, analysis of weekly sales, rate of sales & stocks for the major customer


The Category Manager will ideally display:

* A natural inquisitive thinker
* Strong communication skills
* The ability to build strong internal and external relationships
* Understanding of IRI or Nielsen
* A proven track record within the industry in a similar position

Job Offer

The Category Manager role will be based in Oxfordshire with occasional travel required and will be paying a salary of up to £55,000 with added car allowance and other benefits.

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