Senior Category Manager

Location
England,South East England
Salary
£60000 - £65000 per annum + car, bonus,pension, healthcare
Posted
13 Jul 2018
Closes
10 Aug 2018
Ref
13936605/001
Contact
Heather Baylis
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
FMCG
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Lead and develop the category function within the UK arm of the business.


Client Details

As market leaders in their category, my client have grown from strength to strength through their impressive drive on innovation and quality. With a portfolio of well loved brands, they are looking to expand their current range to further grow their market share and put a real focus on NPD.


Description

* Develop and implement Category Strategy built on insights-based Category Growth Drivers, uncovered via macro and retail specific trends and category analytic.
* Represent the Shopper within the business, via development of best-in-class execution tools, regular category insights sharing and performance updates, including reviews of Shopper Marketing activation and NPD roll-out results.
* Build and maintain mid-level relationships within retail partners to develop truly collaborative partnerships which will enable business plans to be implemented
* Monitor volume developments by sku in each of the retailers, highlighting variances versus budget/forecast to Sales Director
* Review all sales activation to consider their success against budget and customer/brand plan objectives.


Profile

* To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you must :
* 10+ years commercial FMCG experience in either category development / customer marketing
* Strong knowledge of UK retailer landscape with experience managing UK Top 5 retailers
* Comfortable to present internally and externally.
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* Financial implication/ awareness. Understand ROI.
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* Sales Channel experience/knowledge of major retailers, convenience channels is required


Job Offer

Up to £65,000 + car allowance + benefits

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