Category Manager

Location
Surrey
Salary
£40k-£45k + car allowance
Posted
22 Oct 2018
Closes
19 Nov 2018
Ref
TL884740A
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
FMCG
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

CATEGORY MANAGER
£40k-£45k + car allowance
Location: Surrey / Job Ref: TL884740A

We’re looking for real foodies – Category Managers with excellent FMCG grocery experience and a core focus on shopper insight; people motivated to join an ethical team and keen to support the environment whilst achieving category growth.  There is also a Senior Category Manager position available with the team.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Become the expert; understand and interpret market trends/performance and shopper behaviour across designated categories.
  • Interpret and analyse data and competitor information to develop strategies and tactics to influence multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate credibility and thought leadership to ensure always viewed as a key strategic supplier.
  • Provide customer focussed insights and recommendations regarding shopper behaviour, ranging, merchandising and promotions.
  • Lead category management projects to accelerate category and company brand performance.
  • Passionate about incorporating category thinking into all aspects of business.
  • Develop account team vision with the sales team and track regularly (including NPD, range, price, promotions, on-shelf visibility, distribution, merchandising, shopper marketing).

Candidate Profile:

  • A robust and proven profile in FMCG shopper insight and category management.   Previous experience in sales or marketing roles would also be advantageous.
  • A self-starter; proactive, driven and a people person.
  • Experienced user of external market data (Nielsen, Kantar or IRI).
  • Analytical and commercial yet highly intuitive towards shopper insights.

For more information or to apply, email your CV to janine@tarshpartnership.co.uk

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