Category Manager

£30000 - £36000 per annum
19 Sep 2019
17 Oct 2019
Kirsty Dickinson
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
The Category Manager will report into the Head of Marketing and collaborate with and support the Sales and Marketing 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 consumer business which is very well known around the UK and internationally. Known for it's innovation, my client is currently experiencing rapid growth and it's a very exciting time to be joining the business. The work closely with FMCG and restaurant groups.


The 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


Category Manager will have the following qualities:

* Excellent understanding of Nielsen and 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.

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