Category Manager - On the Go

Location
London
Salary
£35000 - £45000 per annum + excellent bonus
Posted
07 Jun 2017
Closes
05 Jul 2017
Ref
VA0001704
Contact
Julia Brock
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


Role: Category Manager

Location: London

Overview:

Strategic Category role responsible for driving category sales through customer facing initiatives. You will be the category captain and trusted adviser in the On the Go channel.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Design, implement and measure in-store trials with key customers ensuring to establish category led innovation strategy
  • Deliver initiatives which are channel specific and meet Commercial objectives
  • Ensure alignment of all category activity and plans to overall category vision and fundamentals
  • Provide data-driven insights, analysis and recommendations to designated channel that enable long-term growth in the category, paying special attention to Range & Distribution, Space & Merchandising, Availability and Pricing & Promotions
  • Work closely with National Account Manager's, Channel Manager's to optimise business performance
  • Build and develop credible relationships with Buyers/Category Merchandising/Category Marketing within your designated customer-base


Experience Required:
  • Degree educated
  • Existing Category / National Accounts experience in a big-branded FMCG environment
  • Customer-facing experience
  • Use of consumer, shopper, market data and planogram software (Spaceman)
  • Able to grasp retail and shopper psychology


This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a reasonable amount of FMCG (or Top 4 Retail) experience, who is commercial in their thinking, whilst having strong analytical and numerical skills and is looking to make the switch into Category.