Category Development Manager

£40,000 per annum
05 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Experience Level
FMCG, Retail
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Development Manager

Our client is a leading global business with some of the world’s best known alcohol brands sold in over 140 countries worldwide.

We are looking for an experienced category executive from FMCG background, ideally with a familiarity  with working with UK grocery channel.

Key remit:

  • Design and deliver a short to medium term category activation plans within designated customers across range, merchandising and promotions.
  • Use the full suite of insight sources to identify the key drivers of category performance and highlight the risks and opportunities to customers
  • Work with the Brand, Insight and Sales teams to create compelling category selling stories
  • Build strong relationships on a day-to-day basis and be proactive at managing the needs and expectations of immediate internal and external customers

About you:

  • Able to collect and shape insight into compelling customer centred category selling stories.
  • Build customer relationships - demonstrate deep understanding of the needs of customers and be able to implement engaging long term and tactical campaigns
  • Work as part of a team to achieve shared team and company goals
  • Develop clear project briefs and manage agencies
  • Commercial acumen and accountability  – have a clear understanding of the impact of actions on revenue and profit
  • Creative problem solver, with an openness to new ideas and others perspective or views specifically from broader business and peers
  • IT and digital skills – competent in Microsoft Office plus other agency or retailer specific software (e.g. Nielsen, Dunnhumby, Kantar)

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