Category Manager

Location
England,Surrey
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
05 Jul 2018
Closes
02 Aug 2018
Ref
13934524/001
Contact
Sevda Savas
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
FMCG
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting category manager role responsible for the category management relationship with the number one retailer. Success in the role will be achieved through demonstrating thought leadership and driving long-term category value for the customers and growth ahead of market.


Client Details

The business are a leading, global FMCG business who are pioneers in their respective category, with a highly diverse, collaborative and supportive working environment where employees are empowered and encouraged to take on new personal challenges.


Description

Key responsibilities will include:

* Take a category lead role to enhance market, consumer & shopper insights understanding and to share relevant insights within the Category Management team and to the wider Commercial team
* Develop category relationships that ensure the internal team is seen as responsive, empowered and the preferred supplier to trust with category data and projects.
* Actively spend time with the customer within their business and aspire to active involvement in key category reviews presenting the opportunity to develop working knowledge of their business processes and forge relationships with Merchandising.
* Work with the Account Manager and Marketing team in the development of promotional activity which meets brand and retail objectives, whilst maximising return on investment for the business and Retail Partners
* Build cross functional contacts (e.g. logistics, brand, sales, customer marketing, finance etc) to plan and execute the annual promotional plan.
* Achieve key account financial metrics in line with company objectives


Profile

The ideal candidate will posess some of the following qualities:

* Candidates must have strong category management experience within the FMCG industry with a top 5 account.
* Experience creating and analysing syndicated market data (Dunhumby, Nielsen and/or IRI) and measures.
* Degree level education or equivalent
* Strong interpersonal skills, with an ability to engage positively with the customer.
* Strong analytical skills, turn in-depth analysis into insights and actionable recommendations
* Strong presentation skills (group and individual situations).
* Strong planning and organisation skills


Job Offer

There is a competitive package on offer with a phenomenal benefits package!

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