Category Manager - Top 4

£40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
26 Jul 2018
23 Aug 2018
Julia Brock
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Manager - Grocery


A great opportunity has arisen for a Category Manager to drive category strategy across the retail channel through the development of clear and compelling category insights and vision, and unlocking opportunities through the analysis of shopper behaviour.

Key Responsibilities
  • Shaping the category agenda for your designated grocery customer
  • Working closely with a range of functions including Sales and Marketing to identify growth opportunities within the category
  • Able to produce clear, compelling and tangible category insights that lead to growth strategies
  • Manage operational excellence in-store
  • Ensure NPD and Innovation plans are ready to sell and guidelines are being met to launch on time
  • Identify channels and segments to ensure trends, areas of risk, opportunity and competitor insights

Experience Required
  • FMCG background
  • Degree educated
  • Able to demonstrate experience building category vision and strategy
  • Ability to identify key trends in their current category
  • Appreciates the importance of internal ROI when developing a promotional strategy
  • Knowledge of several information system tools (Nielsen, IRI, Kantar, Dunnhumby, Aimia, JDA)
  • Influencing skills - good impact presenting to senior management and also credible with Account Managers

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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