A world class FMCG business based in Greater London is looking to recruit a Category Controller for their grocery customers. This is a highly strategic role that will manage a team and could suit a senior category manager looking for a step up into a controller level role.
The main purpose of this role is to strategically lead a team and implant category knowledge, expertise and best practice internally and with the customer. This will lead the functional relationship top to top with the customer base and maintain a successful partnerships.
The role will work on a project basis and take control of category strategy, range reviews, category trade meetings and also promotions, whilst streamlining process for the future.
Recruitment, management and development of the team is a key responsibility, and ensuring a highly capable and successful division, working alongside other commercial & marketing areas.
Key experience / skills required:
- Senior Category Management & leadership experience from a blue-chip FMCG business
- An ability to conduct & implement successful range reviews and category strategies
- Team Management - an ability to coach & develop, candidates stepping up from 1 direct report will be considered
- Passion for consumer goods, market trends and consumer behaviour
The business offers impressive progression and opportunity - not just within the UK but also globally. A competitive package is on offer and candidates from a Senior Category Manager level role looking to step up will be considered.