Category Manager

England,London,West London
21 Aug 2019
18 Sep 2019
Sevda Savas
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
The Category Manager will engage key retailers in Joint Category Plans that drive the company category agenda! A highly autonomous role, with strong existing relationships and a challenge in developing key areas of improvement!

Client Details

Leading, global FMCG Food & Drink business, with a dynamic, autonomous working environment and a work hard play hard attitude!


Key Responsibilities will include:

* Lead the category strategy vision with our priority customers to unlock medium and longer term strategic growth opportunities
* Act as a key partner to our customers engaging them in category opportunities and leading to development of joint category plans
* Execute our category recommendations with our customers within the business unit based on the joint category plan
* Deliver best in class range reviews with key accounts to agreed execution standards
* Be responsible for measurement of our category executions with benchmark scorecards for customers and account teams
* Be an integral partner to the account teams generating opportunities and developing plans to drive range and space at the point of purchase


Key qualities required for the role include:

* Degree level educated
* Ability to engage customers in a strategic agenda
* Previous experience in customer facing roles
* Knowledge and understanding of the category management process
* Strong interpersonal skills - capable of communicating and influencing at all levels with the ability to inspire and lead a broad set of people inside and outside
* Leadership of projects across multiple teams
* Turning data into actionable insight
* Strong Excel literacy and ideally understanding of range planning software
* Comfortable using a number of data sources to create insight e.g. iRi, Kantar, Dunnhumby etc…
* Strong presentation skills

Job Offer

There is a competitive package on offer and an unrivalled opportunity to join a leading, global FMCG Business!

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