Senior Category Development Manager

£50k - 65k per year
01 Nov 2018
29 Nov 2018
KO - 601
Katie Overend
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Category Manager  - Slough


Excellent package


After a challenging 2018 and a subsequent re-focus of the company, this globally recognised “top 5” consumer goods business has decided that 2018 is the year they get closer to their consumers / shoppers through research. The ability to understand how people act in the retailers, what drives purchasing behaviour, and what are the key promotional triggers is being taken to the heart of their commercial strategy. 


The Opportunity:

To further strengthen the category team, my client is now looking to appoint a Senior Category Manager who will work with the National Accounts & Marketing Team to further develop product distribution and display quality within the number one Grocery customer. 


Reporting to the Team Leader, you will support and work with the number one Grocery  customer and internal Sales/Marketing functions to help drive mutual category growth in-line with the company objectives through the implementation of category initiatives, delivering detailed insight and presenting to our key customers.


What you will do:

Manage key accounts with regular client meetings to drive category growth

Work with Sales & Marketing teams to provide regular insights on opportunities within the market

Build and sustain relationships with key retail contacts

Use insight to influence range and merchandising plans at category reviews

Provide detailed analysis and insights on category opportunities

Provide analytical support in the development of category plans

Work with the internal team to meet company targets & brand growth


About You:

Will have gained category insight/management experience within a recognised FMCG branded manufacturer or leading market-data company at Category Manager level, you are now looking to step up your career by joining a progressive FMCG company within a full Senior Category Manager level position.


  • Educated to degree level, looking for a great action orientated culture, who gets things done
  • Previous customer facing experience & a track record of relationship building, within an FMCG business working in category
  • Great analytical skills with a good working knowledge of Nielsen, Dunnhumby & SelfServe data
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills

This is great timing to become part of their cateogory team and take your career to the next level. 


This is a high priority role,  working on their biggest brand and grocery account.   


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