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Junior Category Manager

Advocate Group
London (2 days on the office, 3 days WFH)
up to £37k and £4k bonus
Closing date
11 Jun 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Category Management, Marketing, Sales
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Job Details

Are you a Category Executive or Category Analyst looking to make the transition in to a Junior Category Manager role?

Are you looking for more face time with customers?  Does the sound of having two customer accounts to assist with the growth sound appealing? 

My client has a core range of brands that are strong challengers in their sector in the UK, in addition to having access to further global brands that will be introduced to the UK when the timing is right.

As an evolvement of the current Category team, there is a desire to bring in the newly created role to further develop the customer interaction of the Category team.

Key responsibilities will be:

Developing category-based relationships with retailers within the Grocery Multiples (specifically Morrison’s & Waitrose), Convenience & Online Channels

Provide the sales team with shopper and category insights to build strategic account plans

Provide the Marketing team with shopper and category insights to build strategic brand plans

Manage plant-based research hub

Managing agency workload priorities and insight sharing

Internal reporting


About you:

You will be either a Category Executive, Junior Category Manager or Category Analyst

Experience of using Kantar, IRI & Nielsen

Ideally you will have customer facing experience, even if limited.  This is an area when you will 100% grown and develop.

If you are looking for your next step or simply would like to be a bigger cog in the wheel, this opportunity will allow you to play a key part in this sloe-knit Category team


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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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