Category Manager

England,Greater Manchester,Manchester
£28000 - £30000 per annum
14 Feb 2019
14 Mar 2019
Spyroulla Mousikou
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to work for a leading global consumer brands business who hold an expanding portfolio of exciting brands.

The Category Manager will be based in Manchester and be part of a central EMEA team to develop and deploy tools for growth to all EMEA markets.

Client Details

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a global consumer brands business who offer a broad portfolio of market leading and widely trusted brands.


As the Category Manager the key responsibilities will include:

* To work cross functionally with other departments within the EMEA central team to develop and deploy tools for growth to all local markets

* Effectively analyse multiple data sources to produce strategy and category intelligence that enables the development of strong brand and product innovation stories to optimise distribution and shelf presence

* Develop a central category management strategy and tools to support the customisation and implementation on a local level to deliver agreed business opportunities and drive growth

* Influence and shape the brand strategy by championing a category management approach and developing a category management strategy

* Work closely with the Senior Shopper Marketing Manager to ensure ongoing production of trade sell in materials, merchandising solutions and assets and taking an omni-channel approach to growing categories

* Contribute to country specific category management plans and promotional activity by effectively influencing commercial and marketing teams

* Ensure all plans maximise ROI by customer and media type, and work with agencies to ensure cost effective and target media activity


The successful Category Manager will:

* Have relevant Category Management experience in an FMCG / Consumer brands business

* Excellent data analysis skills with the ability to create meaningful strategy from data sources

* Have experience of working with trade marketing communications

* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence across all levels

* Have excellent presentation skills

* Good attention to detail

Job Offer

Salary up to £30,000 depending on the level of experience

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