Category Manager - Blue Chip FMCG

Michael Page Sales
England, Surrey
£40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits package
Closing date
29 Sep 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Category Management

Job Details

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a strong and successful category candidate to join one of the leading FMCG companies in the world, working on amazing brands.

We are looking for candidates who are looking to be part of something very exciting and are ambitious about their own career journeys.

Client Details

Global leader.


The Category Manager - Blue Chip FMCG will:-
  • build collaborative relationships with UK retailer partners, in this case with Top 4 grocery customers
  • drive long term sustainable category growth
  • support the development of joint category plans and strategies delivering mutual growth
  • influence our retailer partners through providing best in class customer and shopper insight which will inform range assortment, merchandising as well as price and promotional recommendations
  • in addition the category manager will have 1 x direct report


The Category Manager - Blue Chip FMCG will come with the following skills and experiences:-
  • proven experience in a category role and /or customer development and insights roles
  • strong communication and presentation skills
  • relationship building skills and experience
  • high level of curiosity and drive
  • analytically minded with an ambition to continue to improve
  • strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Strong influencing skills
  • experience using Kantar, Nielsen and retailer data systems

The role is based from the Surrey office.

Job Offer

£40,000 to £50,000 basic salary per annum + strong benefits package and career development


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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