Senior Category Manager - Food

North Yorkshire
26 May 2017
26 Jun 2017
: VAC-23291
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Job Type: Senior Category Manager - Food

Location: North Yorkshire   

Sector/Industry: FMCG

Job reference: VAC-23291

Are you someone looking for a new opportunity to be part of an extremely successful FMCG business? Somewhere you can make a real impact and develop your career? If that interests you, please read on!

Based in North Yorkshire, this FMCG business is looking to appoint a senior category manager, to turn insight into strategies and actions which unlock category growth for the leading brand. You will also have the opportunity to mentor and develop a team and play a huge part in driving the business forward.

Primary responsibilities:

  • To drive insight and actions from analysis of market and consumer data and identified market shifts and trends.
  • To work closely with the sales team to maximise the performance of the core range within retailers to ensure maximum distribution and delivery of the brand plan.
  • To build relationships and trust across a network of key customer contacts
  • To influence the category for mutual benefit, through Category Reviews, Range Reviews, New Product Presentations and customer specific.
  • To develop and implement shopper activation plans to realise category growth opportunities.
  • To contribute to the commercial strategy development and to own development of selling presentations and shopper activation strategies to bring this to life for the retail partners and shoppers.
  • To lead and develop talent within the team both through line management responsibility and development and sharing of best practice.

The successful candidate:

  • Able to analyse and interpret data and present conclusions and recommendations
  • Previous experience working within a Category Management/Marketing team
  • Working with data from data providers such as; Dunnhumby, Tesco link, Retail Link
  • Experience developing and implementing shopper marketing activity
  • Have an understanding of the route to market process
  • Ability to persuade and influence others
  • Ability to turn insights into actions

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

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