Category Controller

West Yorkshire
£60000 - £70000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
14 Mar 2017
11 Apr 2017
Richard Bowen
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Development Controller - Leeds


As Category Development Controller you will be joining a newly established team responsible for award winning delivery of shopper led results within your key retail partners across the Grocery and High Street channels.

The Role:

To drive your team to ensure the deployment of category insights yields higher penetration across the major categories in which the business operates. Key responsibilities will include:
  • Develop and deliver effective 4P execution based on key global company initiatives
  • Through the development and guidance of a large team and strong customer relationships you will deliver excellent in-store execution
  • Directly impact the category performance, brands and customer results
  • Ensuring strategic tactics and methods are being adopted with company objectives in mind
  • Cross functional stakeholder management, particularly with Trade Marketing ensuring NPD plans are shared
  • Working to tight deadlines, managing a wide range of external influences.
  • Drive the range review process
  • Adopt effective negotiation skills that are mutually beneficial with your designated customers

The Person:
  • Degree calibre a must
  • Able to demonstrate quick progression in your career to date
  • Able to digest, interpret and manipulate large volumes of complex data and devise clear, concise plans
  • Have strong knowledge of Syndicated Data (Panel Data, Spectra, Nielson/IRI)
  • Strong influencing/negotiating skills
  • Background in Leadership and Development

This is a great opportunity for a National Account Controller with some Category experience, or a Buying Manager coming from Retail, or a current Senior Category Manager looking to make the step-up and work within a Global organisation.