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Category Manager

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 14 days ago

  • Sector: Marketing
  • Contact: Sophie Brocklebank-Fowler
  • Contact Email:
  • Client: Client 7
  • Expiry Date: 01 July 2021
  • Job Ref: 29735_1622534254

Great opportunity to join a large FMCG business in their category team. Category strategy really drives the business so there is a lot of influence and autonomy.

Key Responsibilities, scope for decision making, KPI's

  • Build strategic extremal relationships
  • Create solid, credible internal relationships
  • Use a range of qual and quant insight to deliver rounded insight and recommendations
  • Utilise the Category Strategy as a platform to drive forward the business
  • Implement and deliver strategic, category-driven projects
  • Project focus - Inc. deep dives into promotions, underperforming segments, range optimisation
  • Business Planning - Defining range ladders, SKU optimisation, and review and course correction of NPD & Core
  • Supporting tender proposals with strong category rationale

Primary Interactions

  • Customers - Commercial and Category Teams
  • Senior Commercial Leaders
  • Brand Teams
  • Commercial Strategy and Planning
  • National Account Managers

Qualifications and Professional Experience

Category Leadership Experience essential (4+yrs)

Grocery/Coop Experience essential

Commercial experience preferable

Key Competencies and skills

  • Turning macro, category, shopper and consumer data into actionable insight
  • Transitioning insight into action and delivery
  • Comfortable using a number of data sources to create insight e.g. iRi, Kantar, Mintel, Aimia, Dunnhumby, Sales Out
  • Leadership of projects across multiple teams
  • Ability to engage customers and stakeholders in a strategic agenda
  • Strategic and Category Thought Leadership
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Previous experience in customer facing roles