Category Manager

Selby, North Yorkshire
17 Apr 2018
17 May 2018
Ms Holly Healey
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Part Time
Contract Type

We've got a fantastic opportunity for a Category Manager to join our team in Selby.  Your role will be to become a trusted advisor, for our customer base, by following the category management process to utilise customer and consumer insight, strategic recommendations and action plans to improve category performance.

Main responsibilities

As Category Manager you will lead the ongoing relationship with our customer to provide a single point of contact, ensuring consistency of communication. You will be required to analyse and interpret category reports to generate actionable insight which will improve business and customer performance.

You will use category insight from multiple data sources to create strategies and plans which utilise the appropriate marketing mix to respond and align to the customer needs. You’ll need to have strong communication and influencing skills as you’ll be presenting your recommendations and future plans to the customer on a regular basis, engaging the customer and delivering compelling category stories.

Working closely with the customer, we’ll be looking for you to develop and drive a 2-3 year vision and road map outlining specific actions that will be required.

Ideal candidate

You will be educated to degree level and have experience within an FMCG environment; you will have knowledge, skill and experience of a Marketing Executive/customer facing role.

You will have a good understanding of the retail environment and market place in a customer facing role, in addition to a good understand of the principles and tools of category and strategic management. You must also have good numerical and analytical skill, in addition to being confident in preparing and delivering presentations.

We will need you to bring with you a strong background within FMGC and prior marketing / Category management is essential.

Not only will you be working for one of the country’s leading food manufacturers you’ll also get to work for a company that really does put people at the core.

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