Category Manager

£40000 - £50000 per annum
16 Sep 2019
14 Oct 2019
Spyroulla Mousikou
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a talent Category Manager to join a global leader who provide products for the retail and foodservice markets based in the Wirral.

Client Details

My client is a global leader producing one if the industry's broadest range of products for customers across the world with an international network of innovation and product development.


The Category Manager will be part of a dynamic business who manufacture and supply an innovative range of private label and well known license products. Category management is at the heart of the business to develop trusted partnerships with customers to drive growth.

Key responsibilities:

* Analyse and interpret customer data (Nielsen AOD) and market data (IRI, Kantar) to identify category opportunities

* Lead strategic and tactical category reviews including range recommendations, NPD suggestions, product positioning, promotional strategy and retail implementation

* Identify category, shopper and consumer trends that translate into actionable insights

* Build relationships with key retail contacts eg buyer, operations, marketing, merchandising, seasonal planners

The role will be based in the Wirral with some travel expected to customers.


The successful Category Manager will:

* Have experience in a customer facing Category Management role

* Have an analytical mindset with the ability to think creatively and deliver compelling category recommendations

* Proven experience in category management within the grocery sector

* Have experience of using Nielsen AOD, Dunnhumby, IRI, Kantar

* Be able to work independently as well as a key team player

* Have strong communication skills and the ability to forge key relationships both internally and externally

* Be commercially astute

* Be a self-starter

Job Offer

Salary up to £50,000 depending on the level of experience plus benefits.

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