- Our client is a leading food business with a vision to grow its core brands within the UK market
- The company’s success has been achieved through a commitment to developing their workforce and also the innovation of first to market products.
- They are now looking to invest further in their commercial team with the appointment of an additional Senior Category Manager.
- Senior Category Manager role.
- To enhance, progress and elevate Category relationships with major Grocery customers of strategic importance to the business.
- To work ever more closely & collaboratively as a Category Adviser or Challenger across a range of categories
- Deliver credible, insight led & actionable recommendations to support the growth of the category, customer & internally
- To advise retailers through key decision-making periods, effectively influencing range, space and distribution decisions.
- To work in collaboration with Marketing on key product ranges
- To be the voice of the shopper both internally & externally
- Work with the Head of Category to develop and embed category visions, drivers and strategies both internally & externally
- Line management - x1 direct report.
- Highly knowledgeable in category management
- Strong commercial acumen
- Exceptional communication and influencing skills
- Ability to make insight simple, actionable & compelling
- Excellent analytical thinking, attention to detail and interpretation of data
- Ability to work under pressure whilst being highly organised and efficient
- Able to manage short term deliverables in parallel to developing long term strategic thinking
- Able build positive internal & external collaborative working relationships
- Working knowledge of IRI/Nielsen, Kantar & Dunnhumby
- Advanced MS Office
- Minimum of 5 years of Category Management
- Branded FMCG experience. Private label also welcome.
- Previous line management experience
- Accessible to West London office
- A ‘can do’ attitude, happy to ‘roll up’ their sleeves
- Dynamic and creative with analytical integrity
- Forward thinking and proactive
- Has a natural curiosity to look beyond the brief & beyond the data, asking why?
- Happy to have an opinion, to challenge and to be challenged
This really is an exceptional opportunity to join a leading food business that will invest in your future, as long as you achieve outstanding results
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