Senior Category Manager - FMCG

Senior Category Manager - FMCG

Job Title: Senior Category Manager - FMCG
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, England
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SM757
Contact Name: Sam Musgrave
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Job Published: June 07, 2017 15:05

Job Description

Working for one of the UK's leading FMCG food businesses, this is an opportunity to develop and drive the category strategy for a key retail customer within the Grocery Top 4.

Their brands sit comfortably at Number 1 within their core category, and have enjoyed a high level of success with first mover advantage into new and innovative and fast-growing new sub-categories.

Reporting into the Head of Category, the Senior Category Manager will manage 1 direct report (Category Executive).

Key responsibilities:

  • Shape and drive the Category Vision both internally and externally with key customers
  • Manage the category fundamentals around range, space and merchandising
  • Develop a clear POP vision and plan by customer for the core category to maximise success at shelf level
  • Working to achieve Category captaincy to enable the business to drive and really own the category agenda with your customers

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Extensive category experience within a branded FMCG environment, ideally within food
  • Experience leading range reviews across (multiple) Top 4 accounts
  • Strong stakeholder management with the ability to influence up to a senior level within the Top 4
  • Strong insights experience, ability to generate and present compelling category arguments through the analysis of Nielsen / IRI / Kantar / dunnhumby data

As well as a highly competitive basic salary, this role provides a range of fantastic benefits including company car or car allowance, a strong bonus scheme, contributory pension scheme, onsite parking, gym, restaurant and much more.

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