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Interim Category Account Manager

Michael Page Sales
England, South East England
Closing date
25 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Category Management
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Job Details

An exciting opportunity for a newly appointed Interim Category Manager to work with some of the fastest growing and most profitable categories within a global consumer electronics business.

Client Details

A global brand leader in consumer electronics, working within their specialist Telcos division.

  • Working with the channel teams to ensure the category strategy is optimised with the Telcos channel partner (Vodafone)
  • Being an integral member of the commercial team looking to deliver new business opportunities within the given account
  • Managing the day to day running of the category
  • Work with virtual teams to maintain customer insight and produce holistic summaries to inform strategic direction
  • Utilise monthly GFK data to produce internal highlight reports, inform future strategies and produce sell in materials for channel teams where relevant
  • Contributes to the setting of the account sales strategy and assists channel sales teams to maximise growth opportunities for the business and in house share
  • Work with channel execution teams to optimise the channel execution, journey and marketing plans
  • Support channel JBP plans for our categories and work on annual plans for all non JBP customers
  • Support key customer meetings bringing together insight and foresight

  • A passion for technology trends, particularly their impact on retail and consumer landscapes
  • Experience of working with and optimising growth categories
  • A relentless sense of curiosity; an interest in how and why things work as they do
  • Strong empathetic abilities & general emotional intelligence
  • A desire for continuous personal self-improvement
  • A very high level of motivation and a healthy competitive spirit
  • An ability to continually re-prioritise and a love of working continuously at a high pace
  • A track record of using both success and failure to learn and adjust your approach
  • Self awareness of both your motivations and frustrations
  • Extensive experience in delivering measurable KPI's success in a collaborative, win win environment
  • A commercial creativity which allows you to build innovative customer propositions
  • Strong analytical and planning skills, and ability to focus on detail

Job Offer

An 18 month Interim assignment at a competitive day rate.

You will be part of a work environment that is open and collaborative which facilitates sharing of the rare knowledge and expertise that each individual brings. A placed where you can work with great people and your ideas can be brought to life in new products and solutions that are crafting the future.


Michael Page Sales UK is a leading professional recruitment consultancy covering permanent, interim and contract recruitment. We have UK wide coverage with ten offices located in London, Weybridge, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, St Albans, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The core markets we serve are Consumer, Business Services, Media, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technical Sales, with a dedicated person or team in each location specialising in each of these sectors. The clients we work with are as diverse as the candidates we represent; from Blue Chips to SMEs, and Sales Execs to Sales Directors. Our Consultants are typically from relevant sales backgrounds giving first hand experience of the roles we recruit for. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled service levels to our candidates and our clients, our track record of success over the past 20 years means we stand out.

Within our Consumer Sales Division we have consultants within each of the 10 offices who dedicate themselves to this sector and no other. Our specialist capability is demonstrated further as we focus on sub sectors such as food, drink, household, foodservice, consumer electronics, apparel, health & beauty, consumer healthcare, pet and sports. Some of our key clients include Colgate, Beiersdorf, Dr Oetker, Johnson & Johnson, Matthew Clark, PZ Cussons, Kellogg’s, 2 Sisters, Samsung, Seven Seas, Twinings, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Warburtons, InBev, Kettle Chips, Hallmark, Luxottica, McCain, Britvic, General Mills, and Molson Coors to name but a few!

Michael Page Sales UK is part of Michael Page International with operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As well as looking for high quality candidates for our clients, we are also always looking for top talent to work for us

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