Category Strategy Manager (Category & Team Leadership role)

M25 West London belt – accessible from M40 / M4 / M3 areas, United Kingdom
£ - £Up to £70k plus exceptional package
25 Sep 2017
25 Oct 2017
Marketing, Sales
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type
  • Category Strategy Manager – Category & Team Leadership role
  • Office Based West London – accessible from M40 / M4 / M3 areas
  • Up to £70k (dependent of experience) plus car or allowance (c£8,500); bonus c20%; strong blue chip package

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

This is a key appointment for the business and will enable them to deliver Category Excellence and to Win in store! To deliver this you will be responsible for developing & delivering a clear local Category Activation Strategy for a portfolio of brands, whilst managing & developing a team of 2 high performing Customer Category Managers.  Operating in a global business you would also be the lead on high level strategic Category & Shopper thinking within the region and responsible for embedding these Category Visions. This role has a high level of influence cross functionally to ensure brand plans & initiatives are aligned to growth priorities.

Successful candidates will come with extensive FMCG experience and able to demonstrate significant category management experience; specifically a track record of implementing category strategies with customers for significant business benefit. We are however open to anyone operating in a major Grocer as a Senior Buyer or Strategy role interested in moving supplier side. A must is you are forward thinking, flexible in attitude and you must have the drive and resilience to succeed.

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 8/14555/7. 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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