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Category Controller

Advocate Group
Market related
Closing date
13 Jun 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The advocate group are working in partnership with a major player in the global spirits industry. This business has an extensive list of well-developed brands in the market. The brand is distinctive and recognisable both on a professional level and as an individual consumer.

We are now on the search for a Category and Insight Controller who will support their growth ambition by leading and developing the team across both the on & off Trade channels. We are searching for a dynamic individual with a strategic mindset who is driven and passionate about all things category and insights!

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilise category and customer insight to identify and highlight future growth opportunities.
  • Lead continuous analysis of brand performance through both the On and Off Trade channels.
  • Ownership of category growth drivers to shape strategic direction whilst ensuring category drivers and support with insights to enhance engagement inked to consumer category or shopper trends.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key retail partners and customers through category reviews, range reviews and presentations.
  • Ownership of the internal reporting for all marketing and category data.

About you

  • Several years of experience within a  category management position, ideally within the FMCG industry.
  • Experience in working within category management principles with experience working within a customer facing roles.
  • Knowledge of Data systems such as Kantar, Nielsen or Dunnhumby.
  • Personal resilience and able to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Passionate and creative with a flair for creating memorable, stand out brand experiences.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal. With the ability to communicate with senior stakeholders.


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. 


► 0333 772 7200


Find Us
0161 639 0080 / 020 7871 8000
The Advocate Group
No. 1 Spinningfields
Hardman Square, Quay Street
Greater Manchester
M3 3JE
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