Field Sales Solutions has an exciting opportunity for you to join them as a Category Development Manager.
Are you articulate, tenacious and action driven? If so, then we want to hear from you! We are Field Sales Solutions, a well-respected and leading field marketing company with various accolades, including the 2 times winner of the FMBE Field Marketing Agency of the year award. We work in partnership with various leading and exciting brands and due to a recent team expansion, we have an opportunity for a Category Development Manager with our client Procter & Gamble. We are looking for a very focused individual to become a category expert - growing sales, ensuring availability, educating store staff and, most importantly, delivering irresistible execution in store.
In return for joining us as our Category Development Manager we can offer you a competitive salary of £24,500 + Up to 15% Bonus + Company Car
Territory: AB, DD, EH, FK, G, KY, PH
What you will be doing as our Category Development Manager?
- Effectively executing the male grooming category field sales strategy in your stores. Positively Influence availability by taking a consultative approach, by working with in-store colleagues to ensure robust back-room processes & compliance, use of correct product protection and processes to ensure its easy for store colleagues to follow/implement and using category EPOS sales data to resolve systemic issues. Positively affect inventory accuracy by completing regular stock takes, working with store management & gaining permission to ensure in-store systems are adjusted to reflect and identifying where/how the inaccuracies are occurring. Ensuring the Grooming fixture is complaint to the agreed plans and fixing/implementing the plan including but not limited to correcting SEL’s and re-planning fixture with correct no of facing/capacities etc. Be the key point of contact for Gillette in your stores and develop excellent working relationships. Conduct business reviews with store managers, to review performance, agree forthcoming focus areas and drive sales at a store and regional level to create category and range growth. With the use of Field View sales tool app, focus on developing business sales and growth within your call file at category and range level. You will review and analyse sales performance across your territory to identify key outlets with the greatest opportunity and put action plans in place at category level. Where approved, use data to build the awareness of category trends, insights, developments etc. to drive performance in the category. Thorough training, increase store staff knowledge and awareness of the category, New Product Development, and initiatives, and build product and category knowledge.
What will you need to become our Category Development Manager?
- Exceptional organisation & communication skills to assist us in delivering this objective and maximising opportunities within store. Ability to nurture excellent working relationships with your store contacts. To combine skills in negotiation and category development to increase sales. Strong knowledge of the grocery and high -street retail sectors and an understanding of category management. To be self-motivated and driven to achieve results.
What are the benefits of becoming our Category Development Manager?
- Opportunities for career development. An incentive program to be PROUD of. Holiday accrual with length of service, plus bank holidays. Performance related bonus. Company Car.
You must be eligible to work in the UK and have a full clean driving license.
Field Sales Solutions is an equal opportunities employer.
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- Partnership - We are transparent, open, and work together with our clients and colleagues to achieve common goals. Return - We drive and evaluate all activity by identifying and delivering a positive ROI. Ownership - We understand our role and have a sense of purpose and accountability in everything we do. Upstanding – We are honest, reliable, and ethical in all we do, showing professionalism and integrity always. Determined – we know that success requires perseverance, and we are driven to achieve.
We are PROUD to be Field Sales Solutions.