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Category Executive - East Midlands

Catman Jobs
East Midlands & Home Working
Up to £40,000 + Structured development program
Closing date
29 Mar 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Management

Job Details

This Category Executive role will work very closely with the Category Manager / Category Controller who work with the retailers on a day-to-day basis. 

There is scope for the driven individual to progress into working with retailers to develop external category skills.

Reporting into Category Controller

Key Responsibilities:

  • To develop and deliver key monthly reports to be circulated both internally and externally
  • To support the Category Team updating account specific Dashboards, adding clear insight and recommendations
  • To deliver key brand reports to the Marketing and Category Teams
  • NPD tracking reports to monitor the success of key brand launches
  • Work closely with external data providers to ensure that all category databases are coded and maintained correctly
  • Close understanding of the segmentation of each category database and recommend improvements
  • To support the Category Team to provide trade ready presentations to ensure a strong sell in of the Brand and Own Label Portfolio
  • To support the Category Team on key range review preparation, account, and brand planning preparation
  • To support the Brand Team during brand planning and large projects, supplying them with key market data
  • Conduct regular reviews of products available within each of the categories
  • Conduct regular store visits to collate key market insight including promotions, merchandising changes, NPD, and cross category insight

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Understands the basic elements of the marketing mix
  • An understanding of data either through an insights or supply chain role, or through study
  • Basic analytical skills with the ability to interpret and identify basic trends, Ideally experience with either Kantar, Nielsen or Circana
  • Good computer literate
  • Good presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Innovative
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proactive/achiever

After 20 years our Website host has gone into administration, therefore our Website is currently not accessible.

If you want to development of your analytical skills, please forward your up-to-date CV and current salary details direct to

Paul Nyman Consultancy are the retained consultants and are managing the role exclusively and conducting online interviews over the next four weeks.

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Specialising in FMCG since 2003 within Commercial | Category | Creative


Company was created in 2006 as a specialist division specifically supporting category, shopper and net revenue professionals.  The brain child of Paul Nyman who realised at the time “we just didn’t know enough about category management and how it affects a business”.  Catmanjobs operates as a division of  Paul Nyman Consultancy, which was established in 2004 to support wider FMCG recruitment markets, after Paul was made redundant, and toured the UK recruitment market seeking employment to pay the mortgage.

During this journey he identified some of the most important characteristics for job seekers hunting for a new role:

  • Understand what  I, as a candidate can do.
  • Honestly tell me why I cannot perform in the role I applied for.
  • Know how your clients can advance my career.
  • Get back to me.
  • Don’t BS me. 

These have become entwined in the approach the team at Paul Nyman Consultancy take to support individuals achieve career success across the UK and Europe.

We offer not just recruitment, but wider career support and development through workshops which include national and international recruitment and development experience.

Not just a recruiter.

We enjoy being career developers.

Company info
07956 029 624
Paul Nyman Consultancy
Old Boston Road
West Yorkshire
LS22 5NB

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