Assistant Category Manager

England,London,West London
£40000 - £50000 per annum
21 Aug 2019
18 Sep 2019
Sevda Savas
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Working in a highly cross functional, progressive environment, the individual will be responsible for maximising range, space and display of some impressive brands in key retailers/wholesalers using best practise in Category Management.

Client Details

The business are a fast growing UK based FMCG company with a highly collaborative and positively challenging working environment!


Key responsibilities will include:

Category Management:

* Build category selling stories and deliver recommendations in customer meetings (with the Sales Account Managers) to execute NPD, protect our current listing, and optimise distribution & on-shelf merchandising presence
* Flexibility to work across Key Channels, including 2 of the 'Top 6' accounts, our Distributor Partners and Export Team
* Present face to face Category based opportunities to Retailer Trading Teams
* Ensure capture & visibility of Range Reviews
* Market Tracking & Insight Provision
* Ensure Category 'Snapshot reports' are populated and distributed internally
* Market sales performance input to NPD KPI trackers
* Collation and centralise capture of Industry, Market and competitor intelligence
* Responsible for supporting the Category Manager in regular data provision tasks
* When applicable, ensure New Product Placements are correctly coded and actioned by agencies
* Manage weekly IRI status update call
* Projects where Category input required
* Flexibility to accommodate urgent & important ad-hoc requests


Ideal requirements include:

*  Educated to degree standard or equivalent, preferably in maths, economics or business studies
* Minimum 2 years' experience working at a manufacturer/consumer goods business, retailer or market research agency in a Category or analyst/analytical role.
*  Experience of working in or with sales, trade marketing and category management is desirable
*  Face to face meeting experience with Trade Retailers and or Wholesalers is desirable
*  Competent in using Microsoft suite of software, however advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint are essential
*  Experience in Database interrogation, ideally using Market Research data sources (I.E. IRI, Kantar, Nielsen, Brandview etc.). Being able to manipulate data at a granular level is essential
*  Hold a full clean UK driving licence
*  Willing & able to travel to customers head offices when & where required
*  Overnight stays for meetings may be required and need to accommodate

Job Offer

There is a competitive package on offer that will range between £40-50k per annum depending on experience.

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