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Category Insights Manager

Seven Search & Selection
London (West), London (Greater)
Highly attractive plus excellent package incl. strong bonus and share options.
Closing date
17 Jul 2021

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Our Client:

  • An established start-up drinks business operating in the low & no alcohol category achieving high growth
  • Exceptional backing and support from investors and industry experts with impressive track records of launching and growing start-up brands successfully in the UK
  • Outstanding consumer response and performance in last year with listings with Top Grocery retailers
  • Energetic and fast-paced culture that champions both competition and cooperation – fun and exciting environment
  • Overall target to grow low & no category, increase distribution and become market-leaders

The Role:

  • This is a unique opportunity to guide & lead the category narrative for this high growth new category!
  • Due to company growth and securing major retailer listings they believe now is the time to hire a Category Insights Manager to join the team and help grow out the business across trade channels
  • The category is in its infancy and its scale is unprecedented when you think about where it could be in 5 years from now and you will be part of shaping the category voice and vision in the industry
  • No surprise you’ll work with an array of consumer data, including Kantar, IRI and customer data sets; and be tasked with developing successful category sell-in decks and become the guiding category voice
  • You will work closely with the founders and SLT on the longer-term strategy and guide NPD strategy
  • This is an excellent category manager opportunity for anyone looking for something slightly different in a fast paced and entrepreneurial environment

Ideal Candidate

  • Your approach must be very analytical in order to influence the category agenda.
  • A forward thinking, flexible attitude is vital and you must have the drive and resilience to succeed and be able to work from you own initiative.
  • You will have proven FMCG industry experience ideally in a Category or Retail function, or be working for a leading data and insights business
  • The role will involve cross functional team working therefore the ability to successfully develop and maintain relationships by adopting a collaborative working style is crucial.

Benefits & Details:

  • Salary is open
  • Strong bonus package and will also be eligible for the internal Share Scheme
  • Office based in West London c2days a week


Please send your CV using the form on this page, quoting reference 8/15982/7. Confidentiality assured.

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