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Category Manager

Advocate Group
£50k - 57k per year
Closing date
27 Jul 2022

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Advocate Group is currently partnered with Proximo Spirits, a global premium spirits importer based in London.  The company portfolio currently includes 1800® Tequila, The Kraken® Black Spiced Rum, Gran Centenario® Tequila, Dobel Premium Tequila, Bushmills® Irish Whiskey, Brockmans® Gin and Jose Cuervo® Tequila.

Proximo, translated as “next” in Spanish, is the next major producer of innovative spirits marketing and new product development. Always on the lookout for what’s next, Proximo builds brands and invents new products to meet the world’s changing tastes and trends in memorable new ways.

This exciting role as a Category Manger will cover both the On-Trade and Off-Trade UK market. Looking at category and insights to optimize brand performance, whilst supporting the delivery of UK sales vision.

The Role:

  • To support and drive the category by analysing data and interpreting trends from category, shopper and consumer data to turn this isn’t actionably insight for both the Sales and Marketing team.
  • Ownership and management of all data software including dunnhumby and neilsen.
  • Work with the largest customers in the UK (including the “top 4”) to build and execute effective category development solutions based on sound consumer, shopper and customer insights
  • Work closely with the marketing team to continually improve activation in the retail sector, support by providing customer and shopper insight and promotional effectiveness evaluations

Candidate Profile:

  • Good knowledge of category management within FMCG category.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to create and maintain relationships with key customers and stakeholders.
  • Understanding on brand building initiatives and marketing objectives.
  • Confident in decision making and ability to work as part of high performing team whilst demonstrating business values.

If you’re a passionate and driven commercial professional with experience within the drinks space, then we would like to speak to you. Get in touch with Ciara at The Advocate Group for more information about this role representing highly reputable premium brands.


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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