Category Manager | North West | Brand | Big Market Player

North West
Up to £45,000 + Bonus + Benefits + Car
23 May 2017
23 Jun 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Catman Jobs is currently recruiting a Category Manager for a nationally recognised FMCG business with a diverse portfolio of products within commuting distance of Yorkshire and the North West. 

The Business

This business who are known for manufacturing products of the highest quality are looking to expand it's hardworking and dedicated team. As a major player within its category, our client is constantly looking to advance and develop it's already diverse portfolio through driving category growth and developing relationships with the major retailers including Asda, Morrisons, Tesco & Sainsbury's.  

The Role

The business is looking to recruit a Category Manager to join the team and push the business forward. Key responsibilities will include liasing with NPD, Marketing and Sales departments to ensure the company is keeping up to date with the latest trends. You will also be responsible for liasing with one of the retailers to ensure that a two way flow of communication is maintained. Identifying gaps, presenting ideas from NPD will all come into play in a role that requires the candidate to be both pro-active and re-active. 

The Person

Key to fulfilling this Category Manager role will be the ability to work closely with the buyer at the retailer, therefore developed people skills are a must. The ability to analyse Kantar, Nielsen or IRI is also an essential requirement to the role, with developing a balance between analytical skills and "soft skills" being important. The culture at our client is very much that of working hard as a team to achieve goals, therefore a candidate who is able to function and communicate effectively within a team will fit in very well. 

The Opportunity

Moving onto a national player within the FMCG market offers with it plenty of opportunity for growth and diversification within the business for candidates who prove themselves. 

CatMan jobs specialise in Category Management jobs, Trade & Customer Marketing jobs, Shopper Marketing jobs and Insight jobs across the UK.