Category controller

England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
£70000 - £80000 per annum + 50% bonus
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Ben de Grouchy
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Working at one of the UK's most iconic businesses, you will be part of a community whose ambition is to attract and develop the best people in the UK FMCG marketplace. As such, the opportunity for personal and professional development has lead them to win several industry awards - including Marketing Week TOP 10 FMCG companies to work for, and Times top 100.

The company:

The business is true innovator in the consumer and FMCG markets, developing well loved brands in the Food / Drink and Personal care sectors. Many of their brands are No1 in their respected markets, and they are proud to have category captaincy with many of their customers. They are respected for impactful, often quirky but ground breaking advertising and consumer engagement.

The role:

As a category Controller, you will lead a world class Commercial team, and report into the team leader (slaes director director). We are looking for someone who can take a hands on approach with customers (Asda / Morrisons), developing the relationship from a category thought leadership perspective.

You are responsible to deliver compelling insights to drive Category growth through deep understanding of shoppers, consumers & customers. The team is undergoing a transitional phase in their approach to Category leadership and with an exciting NPD pipeline. Therefore plenty of opportunity to work with new and innovative products.

Successful Candidates will

* Be the Category Champion and drive the Category agenda across the business
* Develop a winning POP vision and plan
* Work with customers to create joint category place for brand label growth
* Providing category insight to influence current and future direction
* Delivering the category fundamentals around space & merchandising targets
* Proactively managing strategic category partnerships

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