Category Manager (Strong heritage Brand)

Location
Uxbridge
Salary
£45k - 50k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted
13 Jan 2019
Closes
10 Feb 2019
Ref
32175
Contact
Emilie Gregson
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Are you a Category Manager seeking out a role with a difference?  A bit of an edge to it, and whilst still in the FMCG space, have a few more strings to the bow which gives you something truly new and exciting to get your teeth stuck into?  

One of the usual suspects these guys are not!  If you’re after a global company yet with small operation in the UK, a team spirited and practical environment and a work space near Uxbridge which gives you a window to take in some fabulous views then this is for you!

If you’re miles away from Uxbridge, want a city centre lifestyle and a cut throat business… then maybe this one isn’t for you so much.

 

Unbelievably this is still a family owned company who stay true to the meaning of that.  Things are simple here, uncomplicated, and they have the right amount of process and structure in place to get things done!  To kick off 2019 they are looking to appoint a Category Manager due to an internal promotion into the National Accounts team, which will see you take hold of two specific categories across retailers.  You will hold the No1 and No2 spot so you better be ready with a commercial and creative head on your shoulders!  This Brand is not standing still! Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the creation and the development of customer specific category management plans and range reviews leveraging a variety of data sources including IRI, Kantar, Neilsen and Dunnhumby.
  • Lead strategic growth initiatives alongside the Head of Marketing and develop strong category growth plans alongside the sales team.
  • Support the revenue growth management team, tracking performance.
  • Develop strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders with a focus on Top 4 Grocery Retail and key High Street Retailers.

 

Successful candidates for the position of Category Manager will hold the following attributes/ experience:

  • FMCG/ Consumer Goods Category Management background.  (This could be for another Consumer Goods manufacturer, Retailer or agency side)
  • Strong user of data sources such as Kantar, IRI, Neilsen, Dunnhumby; able to translate into insight and the so what?
  • Highly numerical, commercially rounded and able to operate at pace, adapting to market changes, innovation and key trends.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, able to build partnerships.

If this opportunity sounds like something you’d like to learn more about, please don’t hesitate in applying or getting in touch for a confidential conversation.

 

To apply directly please send a copy of your CV to emilie@signaturecm.co.uk 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. 

Please note Signature Career Management is acting as an employment agency.

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