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Category Manager

Job Title: Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands, England
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 7332
Contact Name: Becky Evans
Contact Email: Becky@pitchconsultants.co.uk
Job Published: April 05, 2018 12:27

Job Description

We have partnered with a market leading FMCG food business who are looking for a Category Manager to join their innovative and established commercial team.

They are keen to meet with driven Category Managers or an experienced Category Executive who has previously worked for a Bluechip FMCG business, on a Top 4 Grocery Account.

You will be joining an established commercial team who are extremely values driven - the company also offers fantastic career progression opportunities and flexible working.


Responsibilities:

  • Develop category strategies, in line with company strategy, including pricing, ranging, and promotional activity
  • Responsibility for the category agenda with 2 of the business's Top 4 strategic retailer partners.
  • Supporting the category team in setting the rolling 3 year plan & tailoring category vision, whilst implementing the annual plan.
  • Develop retailer level insights & tailor centralised customer understanding to the customer
  • Be proactive - Identify opportunities & threats and take solutions to the retailer
  • Leading the Implementation of both the Brand & Own Label brand plans (supporting the creation)
  • Responsibility for owning the relationship with relevant retailer counterparts & ensure contact matrix extends further than the buyer
  • Responsibility for being the key category contact from a cross functional point of view as well as providing & sharing latest trends, news & actionable insights
  • Responsibility for working cross functionally to develop a best in class annual plan, providing up-to-date actionable insights & ensuring our interests are represented outside the Business Unit


Skills & experience:

  • Previous experience in a category management role with a leading bluechip FMCG brand
  • In depth knowledge of Dunnhumby, Kantar, Nielsen IRI etc…
  • Self-starter, proactive agenda setting and solution based approach.
  • Strong communication skills with multiple styles.
  • Effective influencer and good commercial understanding
  • Category management experience - minimum 2-3 years
  • Drive and dynamism, with high levels of team spirit and energy

For a confidential conversation please apply here or send your CV to Becky Evans - becky@pitchconsultants.co.uk

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