Category Manager

Location
England,London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
12 Feb 2018
Closes
20 Feb 2018
Ref
13893176/001
Contact
Mat Evans
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
FMCG
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
* Developing Category plans across Europe for an FMCG business
* Joining a growth business as their Category lead based in London


Client Details

My client is a world-leading manufacturer of consumer private label products sold across Europe. Founded in the early 80's, the company continue to exceed growth expectations through organic and acquisitive progress. The UK, Germany and France continue to demonstrate impressive opportunity to further develop by forging key relationships with their customers. Their UK location is in London.


Description

Key responsibilities for the Category Manager:

* Define and implement the category strategy and plans in a number of European regions, including the UK
* Develop and own the category development relationship with the customer, taking the EU vision for the category and tailoring it to the customer
* Deliver insight driven category plans in all elements of the customer plan
* Analytical support in the form of market data and competitive reviews providing insights on category opportunities, pricing and promotional strategy
* Preparation of account category reviews and insights in order to influence the range stocked by customers;
* Convert business and category opportunities into channel and customer specific selling stories
* Work with the Marketing and Sales teams to provide support material for the existing portfolio and for the launch of new products
* Leadership of price and promotional activation through customers and channels.


Profile

You will have built solid experience in category management and acquired a strong understanding of the European retail FMCG environment. You will be comfortable analysing and drawing insights from most types of market, category and consumer data.

Minimum of 4 years' Category experience preferably within the FMCG landscape

Excellent level of German or French language skills (written and oral)


Job Offer

£50,000 - £55,000 plus benefits are on offer for the successful candidate

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