Category Development Manager

South East/ London
Up to £45,000 plus additional benefits 
24 Feb 2017
24 Mar 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Development Manager

Are you looking to work for an entrepreneurial business with exciting growth plans? Do you want to work with a portfolio of creative Brands? Are you looking for long term development opportunities in an autonomous environment? If so, read on!

The company:

Based in the South East/ London, my Branded FMCG client is well known in their field and experiencing a large amount of growth, not just in the UK but globally, which has been consistent over a number of years. They have created a new role for a category development manager for the EMEA regions as they continue to expand and develop. 

The role:

  • Develop category management principles and lead their application in EMEA to identify customer/ consumer insights that strategically position the retail partners for success
  • Build networks across the EMEA partners, developing strategic relationships with management teams
  • Help develop the EMEA wide portfolio range, merchandising and shelf adjacencies 
  • Prepare space planning planograms and analysis for key accounts utilizing space planning software and Nielsen data 
  • Work with the EMEA category analyst to input to sales planning and reviews by identifying trends and reviewing KPIs
  • Assist in driving category development principles to differentiate to deliver increased distribution, space and display resulting in increased sales and profit 

The successful candidate:

  • Solid experience as a category manager – between 3-5 years 
  • Good understanding of all of the data sources i.e. Nielsen 
  • Ideally Food and/or Beverage background  
  • Consumer product experience.
  • EMEA experience.
  • Solid Written & Verbal Communication skills. 

To apply directly please send a copy of your CV to or alternatively please apply via the link below.

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