Senior Category Manager | London | Food | Multiples
A branded chilled goods manufacturer operating within multiple and convenience retailers is seeking to appoint an exceptional Senior Category Manager to be the lead for its top grocery customers.
Our client is offering a fantastic opportunity for a commercially trained Category Manager within Grocery to make a significant contribution to developing and delivering our category strategy. You will be the lead for some of their customers within the multiples sector. You will be expected to add to their insights to help build stronger relationships with retail customers and through this grow their share of the category and brand.
You will be accountable for the delivery and execution of shopper insights and the management of category relationships. You will also be responsible for shopper marketing planning and budgets.
Ideally you will have experience operating within a branded FMCG environment and therefore hold an appreciation of how a brand can be leveraged and maximised within the retailers. You will have an understanding of the NPD process combined with a commercial head on your shoulders along with an excellent understanding of the UK’s grocery sector.
You will be able to demonstrate a passion for Category Management with a track record of successfully growing brands. Your previous exposure to creating category plans and vision from the building blocks of data streams, will be the foundations of your success in this role. Such practical skills will be supported with personal drive and ambition to develop new and retain existing category captaincies across the retailers.
You should possess excellent IT skills, underpinned by a strong working knowledge of common Microsoft Office packages (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word).
The business emphasises a collaborative working environment so excellent inter-personal skills are expected as well as someone who has had customer facing experience so is able to build rapport with new and existing customers alike.
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