Category Manager

£55000 - £68000 per annum
20 Feb 2018
20 Mar 2018
Sophie Shanu
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
* Fantastic opportunity to join a global retail company in a unique role

* Experienced Category Manager with excellent commercial skills required

Client Details

Our client is a leading global FMCG retailer established for over 100 years based in Northamptonshire. They aim to provide their customers with products of the highest quality whilst providing outstanding service to their customers by maintaining their friendly spirit. They are currently looking for someone to join their company in a unique role in an exciting team driving category excellence.


The Category Manager will be responsible for researching and understanding key trends within the beauty market in order to develop strategic Category plans and remain at the forefront of the market.

They will ensure that the Category strategy is commercially viable ensuring that the product range delivers key KPI's working cohesively with buying, commercial and campaigns teams to deliver results. The Category Manager will work alongside the marketing activation team on multi-channel activation to ensure that the commercial strategy, planning and execution is delivered in line with the target audience to the highest level possible.

They will work collaboratively with wider internal teams in order to understand the current market and make recommendations on new and existing products.

The successful Category Manager will be a confident communicator who is able to influence at a senior level. They will lead by example and will have experience in leading direct reports and encouraging them to develop their Category skills.


The successful Category Manager will have:

A commercial Mind-set

Demonstrable relevant Category Management experience

Excellent communication & influencing skills

Internal stakeholder management experience

Outstanding leadership skills

Job Offer

£55,000 - £68,000 + Car Allowance + Benefits

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