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Category Manager

Signature Career Management
Central Manchester
£30,000 – 40,000
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Management, Marketing, Sales

Job Details

Signature Career Management is partnered with an exciting FMCG business who are looking to appoint a Category Manager to their team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual an organisation which is not one of the usual suspects! If you are analytically minded and want to further develop your career in a supportive and fast-paced role, look no further!

This is an opportunity to support a company with a niche offering, making this a rare and exciting prospect. As Category Manager, you will collaborate with several national retailers, acting as the main point of contact. The business is well-established and a leader in their sector.

Key role responsibilities will include:

  • Using data to identify insights that will influence shopper behaviours and promote business growth
  • Interpret data and highlight any key issues, providing the commercial team with insight into market activity and enabling specific product recommendations based on highlighted trends
  • Build and nurture strong relationships, communicating clearly with retailers to ensure smooth roll-out of range reviews
  • Attend regular meetings with retailers to gain an understanding of their needs and provide solutions
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the sales team, translating insight into performance-driving strategy  

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 year’s experience working within the FMCG sector in a data or category capacity. It is essential to display strong oral, written and communication skills; influencing and communicating at all levels as well as advanced skills in the use of Excel and PowerPoint. You will be familiar with data sets such as IRI and Kantar, building reports and performing market audits to assist in the growth of the business and the category as a whole.  You will be able to not just interpret data, but draw out key insights and present back both internally and externally with passion and energy.

To apply directly please send a copy of your CV to or alternatively please apply via the link below.

Whilst we will always endeavor to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role. 

Please note Signature Career Management is acting as an employment agency.


Signature Career Management’s passion is placing leading FMCG talent who go on to transform the performance of teams and organisations across the world.

We have a team of consultants who specialise solely within the Sales & Marketing functions of FMCG, enabling their collective knowledge and network to provide candidates a distinct advantage in their job search. Our consultants are targeted on feedback, not fees, so have your best interests at heart, and the candidates we place regularly go on to become our clients as they look to build out their own teams. This is testament to our relationship-led approach. 

If you don’t see any vacancies that interest you at this time but would like to work more proactively to secure your next role, please don’t hesitate in getting in touch. One of our consultants can talk you through how we can open doors to your next opportunity.  

Company info
0161 274 9184 / 020 3196 0869
Signature Career Management
1st Floor, Ropewalks
Newton Street
SK11 6QJ

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