Category Executive

13 Apr 2018
03 May 2018
Leslie Davies
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
To analyse and evaluate internal and external market information from multiple sources, identify trends and turn insight into actionable opportunities across European customers.

Client Details

My client is a Market leading FMCG business based in Oxfordshire who are looking to expend their European Category team as they continue to grow throughout Europe. This is a fantastic place to work which has an unrivalled culture, fantastic product range and great development opportunities.


The succesful Category Executive will be responsible for:

* Act as the central source of data analysis & recommendations, supporting the Head of Category & Insights across multiple European customers.

* Analyse and interpret all data sources and identify trends and opportunities

* Develop up to date insight on the effectiveness and efficiency of promotion for key SKU's across promotional leavers; i.e., price depth and end price, visibility options, seasonality etc

* Provide recommendations to account managers on best practices and joint review of promotional calendars to ensure adoption and compliance

* Track and measure ROI of customer marketing providing recommendations for best practices

* Preparation of routine executive performance reports and KPI dashboard, analysis of weekly sales, rate of sales & stocks for the major customer.

* Regular capture category and competitor data across major retailers through websites, leaflets and store checks. Track vs market RRP, promo price and ARP over time.

* Interpreting market and competitor analysis working with the Commercial team to determine appropriate actions and responses

* Partner with external data agencies to ensure the accuracy and timely delivery of information

* Use & interpret all intelligence to create & develop compelling arguments in support of commercial propositions and support better commercial decision making.


The Category Executive will ideally display:

* Minimum three years' experience in FMCG business providing analytical support

* Strong Excel knowledge

* Contact / direct experience in a commercial role

* Customer focused

* Commercial acumen

* Analytical ability (including financial)

* Generating insight

* Strong communication skills

* Presentation skills

* Project management

* Planning and organisation
* Results orientated

Job Offer

The Category Executive role is a great opportunity to learn and develop within a fast paced with a fantastic company culture.

If you are interested in finding out more then please get in touch with Leslie Davies at Michael Page on 01189 559588

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