Category Manager - Grocery

£45000 - £55000 per annum + car + bonus + benefits
16 Feb 2017
16 Mar 2017
Richard Bowen
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Manager - Grocery


The Organisation:

This globally recognised multi-category FMCG Food business has an enviable portfolio of brands and is now recruiting for a Category Manager to be responsible for providing strategic category recommendations in the multiple grocery channel.

The Role:
  • Responsible for building on-going effective relationships with your key external contacts to establish the business and brand as a trusted category advisor
  • Provide objective and compelling category recommendations and assessments on core retail range reviews, taking into consideration Range / Space / Merchandising / Macro Space / segment flow
  • Create category input for 3 year plans, brand plans and NPD, account plans and JBP's
  • Analyse and interpret trends from Category, Shopper and Commercial data to identify category growth, brand and distribution opportunities and risks Translate identified opportunities into a clear call-to-action
  • Drive sell-in's of customer specific plans regarding range and space management, working closely and aligning with the Business Unit Controllers and Business Account Managers

The Person:
  • Degree educated
  • Proven record of making a difference to customer performance through personal Category Management initiatives
  • A breadth of FMCG experience enabling an appreciation of the overall business/commercial context of the role category management plays within the organisation
  • Commercial with strong financial skills
  • Highly numerate with excellent analytical skills, able to probe numbers for trends, insights and opportunities, and translate into logical, concise and clear recommendations

This would be an excellent opportunity for an already experienced Category Manager or an experienced Buyer from a Grocery background looking to make the switch to a supplier side role. Get in touch with me to find out more!