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Category Sales Development Manager

Field Sales Solutions
City of London, Greater London, United Kingdom
£32,000 + Up to 15% Bonus + Company Car
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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

Job Details

Field Sales Solutions has an exciting opportunity for you to join them as a Category Sales Development Manager (London Regional Availability)!

We are Field Sales Solutions, a well-respected and leading field marketing company with various accolades, including the 3 times winner of the FMBE Field Marketing Agency of the year award.

We work in partnership with various leading and exciting brands. We have an opportunity for a Category Sales Development Manager with our client Procter & Gamble.

We are looking for a very focused individual to become an Electrical & Skin category expert in critical Central London Stores - in order to improve Oral B, Braun & Olay on shelf availability and sales across a designated region by developing senior management contacts within focus stores to ensure that corporate agreements are being followed and to create and implement solutions at a regional and local level that will improve on shelf availability, tracking improvement through availability data & epos performance.

In return for joining us as our Category Sales Development Manager we can offer you a competitive salary of £32,000 + Up to 15% Bonus + Company Car & Fuel Card

Ideal Location: EC3 - Applications from surrounding area will be considered! 

Territory: E1, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, E14, SE1, SE5, SE15, SE16, SW1, SW4, SW9, WC2

What you will be doing as our Category Sales Development Manager?

    Win in the marketplace by effectively executing the Electrical & Skin category field sales strategy in your stores, tailored to meet your customers’ needs when required, through your localised category expertise. Identify, sell in and execute retailer/store specific ‘closed to open’ sales solutions (e.g., Checkouts,) Establish & document City Centre best practice (open sale solutions, specific approaches to OSA/prefect store management), reapplication/training to other London/other City Centre EBS/sales teams.   Positively Influence Availability by working with in-store colleagues to ensure robust back-room processes & compliance, use of correct product protection and processes to ensure its easy for store colleagues to follow/implement and using category EPOS sales data to resolve systemic issues.  Positively affect inventory accuracy by completing regular stock takes, working with store management & gaining permission to ensure in-store systems are adjusted to reflect and identifying where/how the inaccuracies are occurring.
    Ensuring our fixtures are complaint to the agreed plans and fixing/implementing the plan including but not limited to correcting SEL’s and re-planning fixture with correct no of facing/capacities etc. Be the key point of contact for Oral B, Braun & Olay in your stores and develop excellent working relationships across store contacts, regional contacts & Central Loss Prevention staff where appropriate to further develop growth of sales and ROI.  Conduct business reviews with store managers, to review performance, agree forthcoming focus areas and drive sales at a store and regional level to create category and range growth. With the use of Field View sales tool app, focus on developing business sales and growth within your call file at category and range level. You will review and analyse sales performance across your territory to identify key outlets with the greatest opportunity and put action plans in place at category level. Where approved, use data to build the awareness of category trends, insights, developments etc. to drive performance in the category. This role will use ROI / data and therefore an understanding of category management, sales actions and cause and effect is required. Through training, increase store staff knowledge and awareness of the category, NPD and initiatives, and build product and category knowledge. Attending regional Retailer Meetings with senior store contacts to present challenges and solutions to drive a reduction in shrink, inventory inaccuracies, and an increase in availability and sales Working with the P&G Availability Manager on “special” projects, where required To be responsible for any other task identified by the Line Manager as falling reasonably within the scope and range of the position. This will be determined by the clients’ business needs. Provide a professional and consistent service to both internal and external clients and colleagues in line with FSS / P&G Company Quality Standards and Values. 

What will you need to become our Category Sales Development Manager?

    Exceptional organisation & communication skills to assist us in delivering this objective and maximising opportunities within store.  Ability to nurture excellent working relationships with your store contacts. To combine skills in negotiation and category development to increase sales. Strong knowledge of the grocery and high -street retail sectors and an understanding of category management. To be self-motivated and driven to achieve results. Minimum 2 years’ experience in grocery and/or high street retail or FMCG sales Full UK Drivers Licence

What are the benefits of becoming our Category Sales Development Manager?

    Opportunities for career development. An incentive programme to be PROUD of – including retailer discount schemes Health, Wellness and Financial Guidance Support Holiday accrual with length of service, plus bank holidays. Performance related bonus. Company Car & Fuel Card

You must be eligible to work in the UK and have a full clean driving licence.

Field Sales Solutions is an equal opportunities employer.

Live our company values:

    Partnership - We are transparent, open, and work together with our clients and colleagues to achieve common goals. Return - We drive and evaluate all activity by identifying and delivering a positive ROI. Ownership - We understand our role and have a sense of purpose and accountability in everything we do.  Upstanding – We are honest, reliable, and ethical in all we do, showing professionalism and integrity always. Determined – we know that success requires perseverance, and we are driven to achieve.

We are PROUD to be Field Sales Solutions.


We work in partnership with our clients to activate sales and deliver retail excellence. We do this through empowering our Field Sales teams with clear objectives, sense of purpose and effective technology and measure our success by evaluating the return on investment. 

Our Values (PROUD)

  • Partnership- We are transparent and work together with our clients & colleagues to achieve common goals
  • Return-         We drive and evaluate all activity by identifying and delivering a positive ROI
  • Ownership-   We understand our role and have a sense of purpose and accountability in everything we do
  • Upstanding-  We are honest, reliable and ethical in all we do, showing professionalism and integrity 
  • Determined-  We know that success requires perseverance and we are driven to achieve 

We are always on the look our for talent - driven, enthusiastic individuals with excellent communication skills and the desire to work for a leading and award winning Feld Marketing Agency. If this is you then we would love to hear from you, join our talent pool today by visiting


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01844 269400
Oxford House
Oxford Road

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