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Category Manager – Northern Europe

Advocate Group
Greater London
Salary up to £60k
Closing date
12 Apr 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Category Management, Marketing
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Category Manager – Northern Europe

Location – Greater London

Salary up to £60k

If you are looking for a new Category Manager role within a global Consumer Brand that is going through a period of transformation in how it utilises Category & Data then look no further!

This is an opportunity to implement Category Management and lead the team for the Northern Hub.  You will bring the Perfect Store Concept to life, deploy Retail channels based on the company strategic goals and deep understanding of shopper behaviour and market trends helping to achieve company sales, distribution and targets.  

Within the newly created role you will focus on:

Leveraging retailer, consumer shopper understanding too bring the Category vision to life at a local market level

Be the expert on Perfect Store for the Northern Europe Hub on key accounts

Incorporate category insight an retailer, consumer and shopper understanding to develop powerful concept sells to win with retailers

Recommend effective win-win promotional mechanics to all channels & personally work with all major accounts

Define a category plan in-line with Joint Business Plans (JBP’s) on channel level, and inform and review JBS’ with Key Account Managers

About you

Demonstrate strong commercial relationships with UK & European Retailers

Have a clear record of demonstrating value added to Commercial Functions from a Category perspective

Self-starter with a strong level of commercial acumen

Strong Analytical and Numerical skills

Operated at Category Management level

People management is desirable but no essential


You're experts in your industry, so you need a recruitment partner with the same level of understanding. With The Advocate Group, you can feel safe in the knowledge that our recruiters are expertly equipped to help you fill business roles across all areas of your organisation.

As your recruitment partner, we operate as an extension of your brand to provide a clear, consistent and positive candidate journey to elevate your business as an employer of choice. Partner with The Advocate Group to ensure the very best in industry representation and gain access to exclusive career opportunities.

In the FMCG industry’s talent-short market, finding the right talent with not only the right skillset and FMCG industry experience, but also a fit with your brand values and culture is not always the easiest task. 

Start-ups, challenger brands or market leading enterprises all require tailored positioning; our FMCG recruitment consultants fully understand the nuances of the FMCG sector and how to position each client partner in a unique but engaging way.

Whether you are looking to recruit FMCG talent within Sales, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain / Procurement, Technical / NPD, HR, Engineering or IT; we can assist you with recruitment projects up to executive level. 


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Find Us
0161 639 0080 / 020 7871 8000
The Advocate Group
1 St Peter's Square,
Greater Manchester
M2 3DE
United Kingdom
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