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Category Development Manager

  • Location: Berkshire
  • Salary: Up to £65000 per annum per year

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: FMCG
  • Contact: Sophie Brocklebank-Fowler
  • Contact Email: sophiebrocklebank-fowler@betterplaced.com
  • Client: Client A1 Better Placed
  • Expiry Date: 29 September 2023
  • Job Ref: 52352_1693405480

My client is looking for a Category Manager to join their team of 3 and help drive Category strategy, build client relationships and continue their success! This is a huge opportunity to join a high growth business and high achieving team!

What you'll be doing

· Ensuring the brands achieve targeted levels of distribution and visibility through brilliant category management

· Building long term partnerships that build category value for retailers and the company and deliver for the consumer

· Support the integration of Perfect store principles

· Build strong, productive relationships with key customer contacts and internal stakeholders

· Analyse and interpret data to recommend in store actions aimed at strengthening the category

· Identify relevant Category Growth Drivers, with quantifiable sales impact and show how instore/online tactics will deliver growth

· Execute category management and manage range reviews with focus customers

· Drive distribution, quantity and quality of shelf placement

· Remain unbiased and objective, but with commercial awareness and clear communication of decisions

· Ensure full compliance with legal, regulatory and other standards as directed

What we need from you:

  • Degree educated
  • At least 3 years of experience in a blue chip FMCG environment
  • Experience in category management

· Strong understanding of category analysis and key category drivers

  • Experience of Nielsen, Space Planning, IRI, Kantar, or similar