Interim Category Manager - Iconic Food Brand

West London
To pro rata £60k+ £6k Car allowance + Benefits
20 Mar 2019
20 Apr 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Interim  - Category Manager - Premium Food 

Package: Pro Rata c.£55,000k + 6k Car allowance + Benefits

Term - 6-12mths

Based: West London

My Client is a major global FMCG Food organisation who have experienced significant growth by doubling the business in the last 4 years. Their range of iconic branded  and private label products are manufactured in the UK where they have a new factory and are continuing to expand.

We are currently seeking a highly calibre FMCG category manager to cover a maternity leave.

The role reports to the Head of Category, you will work in partnership with the major retailers and be the Category Adviser.

Role and responsibilities

  • Developing compelling category stories and plans
  • To be the voice of the shopper both internally and externally
  • Influence range and distribution using promotional strategy,  space and merchandising within the retailers
  • Driving growth through research, merchandising and planning
  • Reporting performance of sales
  • Indentify gaps and opportunities
  • Managing retailer category reviews
  • Using Shopper insight, evaluation and category trends to influence retailers
  • Build strong relationships with the Sales team and understanding retailer strategy.  Building category centric initiatives and sell in stories
  • Advising retailers, identifying gaps and opportunities to exploit category growth
  • Devise promotional programmes through quantified analysis

You will have a solid background in FMCG Category management ideally including experience within UK Grocery multiples.  You have solid experience of multiple data sources including IRI and Kantar.  You are commercially astute, analytical and demonstrate great influencing and retailer facing presentation skills.

If this exciting role sounds like your next career move, apply now including your CV and quote reference number 2614

Whilst we would like to respond to all the applicants, regrettably we are unable to do so due to the high volumes we receive. If you've not heard from us within 7 days, unfortunately on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful

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