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Category Development Executive

Michael Page Sales
England, Berkshire
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Management

Job Details

An exciting opportunity awaits a Category Development / Account Executive to take on a pivotal role within a Category team for an FMCG brand leader.

Client Details

This is an internationally acclaimed FMCG company, boasting a broad global reach. The company prides itself on its commitment to innovation and quality, continually striving to excel in the competitive world of Beverage.

  • Drive category growth and development strategies
  • Work closely with marketing and agency teams
  • Understand consumer behaviours and market trends
  • Forge strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Present category insights and recommendations
  • Support the development of joint business plans
  • Identify new opportunities for category growth


A successful Category Development Executive should have:
  • A strong understanding of the FMCG industry
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking abilities
  • Proficiency in presentation and communication
  • Proficiency across one or most of the data sources including Kantar, Circana, Nielsens etc.
  • Stakeholder management and relationship building
  • Knowledge of category management tools and methodologies
  • A team-oriented mindset with the ability to work independently

Job Offer
  • Competitive Package
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Generous holiday leave
  • A company-wide pension scheme
  • A company culture that fosters growth and innovation


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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