Category Development Manager – Top 3 Grocer for #1 brand

Office based South East London / Kent – Accessible from South East London, Kent, Sussex, Surrey
Up to £55k + Car allowance £6k; strong pension & up to 15% Bonus
21 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

We are currently recruiting a Category Manager role for a major Global Consumer Products business that brands hold #1 or #2 share positions in more than 80 countries. Recognised as an award winning employer ahead of their competition; they are authentic, accountable and committed to developing their employees. If you have a passion for winning then this is an outstanding business where you could grow yourself & career!

In fact, the role is vacant due to progression which is the latest example of career progression which is based on merit not years served! 

We are looking for a Category Development Manager that can partner a Top 3 Grocery account, where they hold an already strong position; having secured #1 within their AGS results for Category Partnership! 

In the role, you would be accountable for driving Category Engagement with this Top 3 Retailer to deliver long-term sustainable Sales growth through Range, Space, Merchandising and Promotional recommendations. It is an environment that empowers; you will take full ownership for growing the Category with the customer, establishing yourself as a trusted, independent voice, but to also be mindful of the commercial landscape.

With a classically trained blue chip background, ideally you will be a highly motivated and ambitious individual with a minimum of two year’s experience in a Category role. We are however open and would be interested if you have been working within an associated area which would naturally transfer; National Accounts; Retail Buying or operating in one of the Continuous Data agencies looking for the client side move. What is key is you will have strong analytical capable of pulling out insights and be able to develop compelling category recommendations for the customer. 

In terms of ways of working, expectations are to be in the office a minimum of 4 days per week; typically 1 day with the customer or from home. The office is based in the South East within the Kent, Sussex, Surrey, South East London catchment area.

If you are looking for a highly collaborative environment with real role challenge and an employer that is committed to developing you then look no further and please send your CV to quoting reference 8/14088/7. For more roles please take a look at our website 

If you do not hear back within 7 days unfortunately the relevant consultant has decided not to progress with your application. We are a specialist in the consumer sector and as such most of our vacancies require candidates with experience in the consumer market. We will therefore retain your details and contact you if we can be of some assistance to you in your search.


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