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Category Development Manager - Grocery

Michael Page Sales
England, South East England
Closing date
24 May 2022

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Management
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Job Details

Working with a portfolio of leading brands, you'll own the channel / category strategy for a top 4 grocer. You'll be creating the vision and take practical steps to see it come to life through compelling category story telling.

Client Details

A global leader and truly inspirational consumer business dedicated to their ethos to protect, nuture and heal through their vast range of No.1 household brands!


  • As a Category Development Manager you will support in the delivery of commercial objectives with a particular focus on Category strategy and activity
  • Manage and deliver market data and actionable insight supporting both internal and customer-focused activities
  • Working with a portfolio of leading brands, you'll own the channel / category strategy for a top 4 grocer
  • Full responsibility for your own projects - setting key category objectives and initiatives
  • Manage and deliver market and consumer data and insight from multiple sources including IRI, Kantar and IGD
  • Establish and manage strong Category working relationships with all customers to include the delivery of day-to-day workstreams
  • You'll increase brand presence in store through category captaincy
  • Strengthening brands ensuring the right product, marketing and promotional activities are in place
  • Create and communicate vision both to internal & external stakeholders

  • Highly analytical, comfortable forecasting and working with a wide range of data to make fact-based decisions
  • A background in sales or marketing, you're able to translate plans into customer marketing actions
  • Entrepreneurial by nature
  • You can develop strategies based on real world insight
  • Your communication skills mean others will share your vision
  • Driven by true accountability will help bring the very best out of you, every day

Job Offer

Highly competitive package

An environment allowing a platform for personal & professional growth and 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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