Category Manager - with great leadership

Catman Jobs
Leek, Staffordshire
Up to £60,000 depending on experience
14 Oct 2019
14 Nov 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Opportunity to develop your own process of Category Management to effectively analyse assortment, sales, promotions and pricing in order to develop actionable recommendations.

Develop a deep understanding customer by customer to create convincing sales focused presentations that will expand our current business by making a case for how introducing new items will grow our customers’ business as well as expanding the category. Also build relationships with customer contacts and partner with them facilitate collaboration.

Understand the markets and brands and use this knowledge to provide analysis and recommendations to customers and the business with regards to range management, promotions, pricing and display.

Partner with Marketing, Finance and Sales to create continuity of knowledge across the organisation.   

Build/optimise regular reporting (monthly, quarterly) for total business and critical segments additional reporting as necessary without being given specific direction.

Prepare & deliver annual cheese/butter category development plan to support joint business planning

Recommend, secure and utilise loyalty card data from priority customers

Oversee agency relationship and management as assigned (e.g. Nielsen, IRI etc…)

Prepare and deliver

New product roll out presentations to priority customers.

Branded range space recommendations and items for category set reviews

Timely market tracking and key account reporting to the business and Marketing team

Brand activity tracking during any key re-launches or new product roll-outs

Other Duties

Champion best practice in category management across the group

Lead Shopper Marketing insights and program development with key customers

Lead analysis of pricing elasticity and promotion effectiveness

Consolidate, translate, and apply consumer research (primary and secondary) into selling story

Experience / Qualifications


Expert in the use of Nielsen and/or Symphony IRI analytical tools (must have)

Advanced skills in PowerPoint and Excel

Minimum 3+ years FMCG experience

Strong presentation skills and ability to articulate data concepts to non-expert audience

Strong analytical skills and proven ability to deliver actionable insight

 Able to develop and articulate clear, organised assumptions as part of data analysis

Highly organised, able to manage multiple priorities and to work in a high-performance environment, meet tight deadlines and deliver error free work

Sales experience through working in a sales role or working closely with a sales team

Experience solving problems independently and building processes where none previously existed

Requirements of the role:

Valid Passport required

Flexible to join meetings that might be outside of normal business hours

Minimum experience: 3+ years in FMCG

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