Senior Category Manager

Location
England,Hertfordshire
Salary
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted
31 Jul 2019
Closes
28 Aug 2019
Ref
14026638/001
Contact
Kirsty Dickinson
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
FMCG
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Category Manager will report into the Head of Sales and collaborate with and support the Sales and NPD teams in implementing a successful category strategy. This is a hands on role which will be responsible for developing and driving the success of a creative, innovative and profitable category.


Client Details

My client is a leading fresh food provider which is very well known around the UK and the globe. Known for it's innovation, my client is currently experiencing rapid growth and it's a very exciting time to be joining the business


Description

The Senior Category Manager will report into the Head of Sales and collaborate with and support the Sales and NPD teams in implementing a successful category strategy. This is a hands on role which will be responsible for developing and driving the success of a creative, innovative and profitable category.

The Senior Category Manager will be responsible for the following:

* Work with the wider team to develop new category initiatives, NPD, conduct & then implement range reviews where appropriate
* Managing the category relationship with all customers and drive the internal agenda for the category
* Identifying shopper insight from multiple data and research sources to drive the development of the category and sales through the point of purchase
* Establish and execute market development strategies by channel and retail account
* Work closely with the sales and NPD teams to drive category growth
* Develop plans to grow sales and profitability of the categories
* Plan and advise on category activity and strategy direction
* Undertake research and analyse market/category/product data to gain category shopper insights
* Understand the marketplace and respond to opportunities and threats as they arise
* Monitor trends in competitor companies and react where appropriate
* Seek new commercial initiatives with potential to increase sales and profitability


Profile

Senior Category Manager will have the following qualities:

* Excellent understanding of Dunnhumby and other market data such as IRI,Kantar
* Well-developed communication and influencing skills
* Commercial understanding and excellent analytical skills
* Ability to work under pressure in a demanding role and to deadlines
* Able to represent the company strongly both internally and externally


Job Offer

The company offers huge potential to learn and grow within the role. A competitive package is on offer plus benefits such as private health care and pension plan after one year of service to the business.

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