Category Manager

2 days left

Location
England,London
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
21 Nov 2018
Closes
19 Dec 2018
Ref
13960446/001
Contact
Stacey Dow
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
FMCG
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Working with the Head of Category the Category Manager will help develop and embed category visions, drivers and strategies both internally & externally, a key role in delivering the businesses ambitious growth plans.


Client Details

A leading FMCG food business based in London.


Description

As Category Manager your key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

* To be the voice of the shopper both internally & externally
* To ensure the integrity & accuracy of external data sources
* To collaborate with internal stakeholders to support the development of consumer/shopper & category centric NPD & initiatives, and to build sell in stories
* Identifying key insights
* Developing compelling category stories & plans
* Identifying gaps & opportunities
* To advise retailers through key decision making periods (eg range reviews) in relation to range, space, & distribution


Profile

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a similar role and therefore will be able to demonstrate the ability to influence and motivate others within the business and within retailer partners.



Background:



* FMCG background in UK
* A proven category manager with a clear understanding of category management principles
* Experience with working with both branded and private label business preferred
* Degree educated



Skills:

* Strong communication and influencing skills
* Great presentation skills, making insight simple, actionable & compelling
* Excellent analytical thinking, attention to detail and interpretation of data
* Strong commercial acumen
* Hard working, highly organised and efficient
* Team worker with good interpersonal skills
* Able build positive internal & external working relationships
* Ability to deal with pressure
* Working knowledge of IRI, Kantar & Nielsen
* Advanced excel & PowerPoint skills



The Individual:



* A 'can do' attitude
* Dynamic and creative with analytical integrity
* Keen interest in food


Job Offer

Competitive salary plus additional benefits

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