Category Manager

£50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: + extras
13 Jul 2018
10 Aug 2018
Robert Moore
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type
Do you want to work for one of the biggest and most popular FMCG Brands in the world? 
Do you wish to work across multiple markets across EMEA?
Do you want to work on ground breaking and record breaking international category campaigns?
Join our client’s mission to double their business and lead the Category across EMEA!
Following the recent acquisition of an increased Portfolio business, you will work across 70 EMEA markets. We are the growth leader in our industry sector! We are outgrowing the category currently. The EMEA Senior Category Development Manager will lead the category development execution plan with the trade across key EMEA markets, working closely with the Head of Category.
The purpose of the role is to drive tangible positive change, at the fixture, in stores to benefit Brands space on shelf, number of SKUs, distribution & merchandising. The execution of our category plans are a key driver of our growth plans over the next 3 years.

- Develop Category Management principles and lead their application in EMEA to identify customer / consumer insights that strategically position MEC and our retail partners for success.

- Builds networks across our EMEA partners, developing strategic relationships with Category Management teams, ensuring alignment on a joint strategy.

- Drive category development principles with key customers to differentiate to deliver increased distribution, space and display resulting in increased sales and profit.

- Prepare space planning planograms and analysis for key accounts utilizing Space Planning software and Nielsen data. Collaborates with sales team and retailers to provide analysis to create planograms.

- Lead sales planning & reviews, by identifying trends and reviewing KPIs, identifying opportunity gaps and highlighting causal factors.

- Ensures that planograms and key sales tools are disseminated across the EMEA sales teams, leading the engagement of category management through the business.


They want a go-getter! Driven! Ambitious!
Category Analysis skills (ideally Nielsen)
Prepared to travel
Thought leader in Category analysis
Do you believe you have what it takes?
To apply directly please send a copy of your CV to or alternatively please apply via the link below.
Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role. 
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