Category Manager

To £50,000 plus benefits
25 Apr 2019
23 May 2019
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager


Home Counties

To £50,000 plus benefits                    


Fantastic Category role within the UK office of a global a global business, driving growth across a portfolio of brands in key customers and channels

What’s the role?

  • Working with priority customers to deliver recommendations for optimal distribution, space and merchandising which are aligned to both category and customer strategies
  • Turn data into compelling insights and spotting new opportunities
  • Developing strong relationships with multiple stakeholders internally & externally to maximise ROI
  • Responsible for the management of suppliers, purchase, delivery and interpretation of all continuous and ad hoc research data to meet business needs within budget (IRI, Kantar
  • Lead & develop Category Analyst and Data Analyst

Skills checklist

  • Robust FMCG experience in a category role
  • Great at analysing data, building sound arguments and gaining customer buy-in
  • Building and developing relationships with customers to mutual benefit
  • Strong team player, great at working cross functionally
  • Able to prioritise and manage both internal and external work demands
  • Graduate in Marketing or a Business discipline
  • Hands on knowledge and experience with all forms of data:
  • Nielsen / IRI
  • Kantar
  • Trade EPOS

Personal skills:

  • Decisiveness – Readiness to make decisions and take action
  • Persuasiveness – Ability to present facts, persuade and influence in order to gain buy-in and agreement to proposals
  • Planning & Organising – Ability to efficiently establish an appropriate course of action for self and others to achieve objectives
  • Detail Handling - Tolerance for and ability to handle the people, details and administration associated with the job
  • Work Standards – Setting of high goals or standards of performance for self and others
  • Oral Communication – Effectiveness of expression in individual or group situations

Client profile

Global family owned confectionery business with a portfolio of much loved brands.

The Tarsh Partnership is committed to finding the right roles for talented candidates.  We are a leading name in marketing recruitment.  We have significant experience in marketing recruitment working with brand management, communications, category management and insight/research specialists.  If you would like to discuss this role, or any other roles that might be suitable, please email or call one of the team. If you don’t feel this role is quite right for you but think you know someone who might be suitable do please pass this advert on. We offer a recommend a friend scheme and you could receive £200 of John Lewis vouchers should your recommended friend be offered and accept the role.

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