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Category Development Manager

Advocate Group
Closing date
19 Sep 2021

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

Category Development Manager

Salary Range: £45-50k

Location: London

Do you have a passion for category management? Would you like to join one of the largest confectionary companies in the world and work with some amazing brands in the chilled and frozen snack category? If so, this opportunity could be for you!

This company is looking for an ambitious individual who will be responsible for generating relationships based upon insight and trust, influencing the retail buyers to engage in category growth opportunities.

You will be responsible for:

  • Generating comprehensive insights and a category story using all available continuous data sources
  •  Monitoring category, customer and branded performance in relevant customers in order to identify ongoing trends
  • The continuous evolution of the category strategy customising the approach to unlock the drivers in the relevant channels and accounts
  • The Presentation of in-store space and merchandising strategy using our Shopper Experience Centre and latest 3D virtual store technology,
  • Building on-going relationships with the key retailers through range reviews, category reviews and sell-in presentations highlighting category opportunities based on the category strategy, drivers and tactics


  • Category Management experience within an FMCG environment
  • Experience building and developing relationships with key retailers
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business/marketing discipline preferred

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, get in touch!



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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