Category Manager

Location
Midlands | M1 corridor
Salary
£35,000 - 40,000
Posted
03 Aug 2017
Closes
03 Sep 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

A great opportunity is available for a Category Management professional who is either an experience Category Exec looking to move up to a Junior CatMan role or a good CatMan looking for a new challenge in an exciting category. It's the right time to be joining this business who continues to see growth throughout the channels and is expanding its Category business unit.

You will lead the creation and delivery of category support across a number of key retailers with the view of achieving a “pro-active partner” status with a long-term view.  Working with market data, you will present compelling stories to the customer and the wider internal team whilst having the influential skills to deal with possible objections both from internally or the customer. Working with the senior category manager, you will lead the vision for growth and work collaboratively to ensure that development meets the category strategy agreed between the business and the customers.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Experience of working within an FMCG organisation within a category or marketing function
  • Working knowledge of market data such as Kantar, Nielsen and EPoS data
  • Ability to identify gaps in category and understand how to use insights and convert in to development by delivery strong recommendations
  • Must be comfortable with working within the Midlands / M1 corridor
  • Degree educated

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