Senior Category Manager/Category Marketing Lead

Clear Edge Search & Selection Ltd
Competitive Salary
Closing date
4 Oct 2020

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Category Management
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Senior Category Manager/Category Marketing Lead

Competitive Salary



Our client is one of the leading FMCG branded businesses in the UK. They now have a need for a Senior/Lead Category Manager too join their business with responsibility for driving growth with Impulse customers, including all Food Service accounts and managing a team of 2.

This role would suit someone with some line management experience who is looking for a step up into a highly visible role, with great exposure across the business.

As a hugely collaborative function, the Category Lead will be required to work with and influence key cross-functional stakeholders, at a senior level.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead, coach and inspire a team of two Category Managers, in order to drive growth with Impulse customers
  • Champion the Impulse commercial agenda internally, in order to create importance in the minds of peers and senior stakeholders
  • Appropriately tailor Total Category Vision to create the Impulse channel category vision
  • Drive category capability across the commercial teams
  • Ensure the Impulse Category team is a trusted partner with external customers, providing both short and long-term category solutions

Skills & Experience

  • Previous Category Management experience from an FMCG business, ideally within the Impulse & Convenience channel
  • Knowledge of and experience of working with Food Service customers
  • Line management experience of at least one individual who required coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to influence at a high-level using data

This role is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Category professional who is looking for a step up and more team management experience within a well-loved household name FMCG business.

There is a competitive salary on offer as well as car allowance, private healthcare and bonus.

Please apply with an up to date copy of your CV.

Clear Edge are an executive search and selection business, specialising in roles from middle management to Board level in FMCG and Retail sectors.

Recruiting high-calibre professionals across:

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Operations, Technical & Supply Chain
  • Retail

Genuine experts in your sector:

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Health, Beauty & Household Products
  • Consumer Durables

Our specialist consultants take a highly pro-active approach on behalf of their clients and candidates, with total commitment to service and results. Using our extensive market knowledge, unrivalled network of contacts and modern day recruitment techniques, we're here to give you the clear edge over the competition.

Contact Us
  • Lister House
  • Lister Hill
  • Leeds
  • LS18 5AZ
  • GB
  • 0113 2054970
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