Category Development Manager - Grocery

£40000 - £50000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + great benefits
06 Jun 2018
04 Jul 2018
Julia Brock
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Development Manager - Grocery


Reporting to the Category Controller and responsible for driving category growth within your designated retail customers.

  • Responsible for two of the largest retail customers in the business
  • Working on the roll-out of a new category strategy
  • Using data to create compelling category stories and persuasive arguments that support NPD listings and channel growth
  • Data source, extraction, distribution and creating presentations to distribute internally and externally
  • Generating market reviews for your customer
  • Working closely with Sales and Marketing to develop customer and market insights and grow the overall business and category
  • Compiling reports on data, trends, in-store checks, market reports and customer activity


  • Strong Category Management experience within the FMCG industry, and ideally within Food

  • Excellent ability to analyse and manipulate data

  • Proficient user of dunnhumby

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Very good cross-functional management and able to demonstrate ability to collaborate with a wide range of functions.

  • Grocery Retail Category experience

  • Ability to be customer-facing and strong presentation skills

This role will set the right person up for a fantastic career within the organisation

If you are interested - please apply!

The Vertical Advantage Sales Team specialise in opportunities within Sales, Category Management, MS&P / Revenue Growth and Trade & Shopper Marketing. If this role is not right for you but you are interested in finding your next career challenge, please call on 0207 438 1565.

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