Category Manager

South East England
£45000 - £62000 per annum + car, bonus, healthcare, pension
10 Mar 2017
07 Apr 2017
Kate Drury
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

As a Category Manager you'll be tasked with providing customer & category insight to enhance and maintain an already strong category relationship with one of our key grocery customers. You will support the commercialisation of the client's brands and innovation and will have significant interaction with External Customers, Internal Sales team and the business.

Specifically you will:

-Lead the development and delivery of an annual category plan.
-Identify & clearly define key category and customer issues and opportunities and generate the insight needed to resolve.
-Establish new & build on existing relationships with the customer, with the aim of moving us towards indispensable partner status to drive category, customer & UK growth.
-Act as an integral partner to internal sales team by providing category and customer insight that helps shape strategies & tactics.
-Contribute to overall Grocery Shopper team agenda and vision cross category.

Job Requirements:

-Proven category experience with knowledge of category management principles, broad commercial experience and knowledge of the UK FMCG market (Grocery experience preferable but not essential)
-Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesise and integrate learning from multiple sources and see the connections in data, trends and events to generate insights
-Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships, influence internal and external stakeholders and work in a collaborative manner
-Ability to present internally and externally to all levels and builds compelling arguments using data and insight
-Proven ability to work as part of a team