Category Manager - Health & Beauty

Greater London
£40k - 48k per year + Car, 20% Bonus & Benefits
02 Mar 2017
01 Apr 2017
JN -032017-1471
Liza Lucas
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Manager - Health & Beauty

Outer London

  • £40,000 - £48,000 Basic Salary
  • Company Car
  • 20% Bonus
  • Excellent Pension
  • Private Healthcare
  • Great Soft Benefits

About our Client: 

This global company have a great presence in the UK and whilst there is a blue chip structure to the business, they are able to innovate and be creative at speed. 

With a strong NPD pipeline throughout 2017, this company is constantly looking to innovate, be disruptive and give the retailers an alternative to the norm. They have fun whilst working hard so need someone who truly wants to get their nose into everything and be involved with the National Accounts team, the marketers and anyone else who will listen!

You will be given great freedom but with that come a load of exposure and responsibility. The company wants to push and constantly challenge you in order to develop you through the ranks quickly.

Team culture and working together is absolutely key. They want to see someone working hard and striving for success. In return they reward with development and a great culture to work in.


About the Role: 

This Category Manager role needs FMCG and data experience, ideally with knowledge of Top 6 retailers and some customer facing sales experience. 

You will create, develop and become the leader in this division for the UK Category team, continuing to grow share. This is the hub of the commercial business, making recommendations based on the data, setting of promotional strategy and working very closely with the Sales and Marketing teams.  

You will be the face of the Category team to your retailers and this position will mean being out with customers all of the time. You will additionally be planning with the sales team to develop accurate forecasting and constantly giving them new and exciting ways of delighting their customers! 

A key part of this role will be to constantly look for additional opportunities that are over and above the plan - always challenging and looking to do something new.  


About You: 

You need to be a forward thinking Category expert wanting a step change in career direction.  This is an agile business and you will need to bring your knowledge of a range of data and how to create a story, not only internally but also to external customers. 

Spotting trends is always part of this role, but being able to bring them to life and deliver them with genuine enthusiasm is key. 

Being part of the team and wanting to support your colleagues is vital, you'll need to enjoy the pressure that comes from being successful in this role and share the successes with them all.  


About Us: 

PIE Recruitment gets straight to the point - we don't just find great individuals - we build great teams. With specialist delivery across the Sales & Marketing spectrum we offer insight and expertise into the Consumer, Retail, Technology, Automotive and Business to Business Markets. 

Founded by an experienced team with a passion for customer experience and effective delivery we provide the full range of recruitment solutions - contingent, retained search, advertised selection, talent pooling and discrete, informative market mapping. 

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