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Category Development Manager

Michael Page Sales
England, South East England
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Management

Job Details

A superb opportunity for an experienced Category Manager to join a Healthcare OTC subsidiary of a global FMCG business, looking to secure their first Category person in this function. You'll truly take ownership, influence internally & externally on setting and executing category vision to take this challenger brand into captain's across the retailer landscape.

Client Details

A wholly owned subsidiary of a global food company. Growth challenger within Healthcare OTC, with a passion for consumer health & wellbeing and continued evolution of their brand and consumer awareness.


Working closely with sales and marketing, you are recognised internally as the expert and 'go to' in category management.

Instrumental in defining, planning & executing the category building blocks to realise business & category vision.

You identify, define and solve business problems by applying your category knowledge and align stakeholders along the way.

This role requires you to interact with senior management and cross functional teams to meet current and future strategic demands of the business.

Plays a leadership role by providing accurate and relevant channel point of sale information that will lead to business opportunities such as innovations, customer promotions, portfolio, pricing, etc. that will lead to achieve multi categories targets.

** An individual who's looking to take a brand from a challenger in category to captain's across the Retail landscape **

  • Self starter - with the ability to set & lead the category function
  • Category planning and delivering growth through category leadership#
  • Demonstrable retail customer category experience, influencing external Buyer stakeholders through a non bias lens
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Having a future-focused mindset, being curious about industry trends, digital solutions and innovation for consumers, and translating opportunities into business plans
  • Developing and delivering plans, measuring and monitoring results and making recommendations to achieve growth targets
  • Business planning and how to maximise revenue growth
  • Influencing stakeholders and interacting effectively with others with the courage and resilience to hold an alternative point of view
  • Analytical skills and business acumen

** Ideal role for someone looking to make a large impact in a small, yet growing business **

Job Offer

Competitive Package.

Hybrid Working.

Collaborative working environment.


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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