Senior Category Manager - Grocery

Senior Category Manager - Grocery

Job Title: Senior Category Manager - Grocery
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Midlands
Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
Contact Name: Rob Nelson
Job Published: March 07, 2016 18:16

Job Description

An opportunity to develop and drive the category vision for a leading branded FMCG business.

The business has been through a transition over the past 2 years to become far more strategic with their approach to category management, creating the opportunity for a new Senior / Category Manager to join the team.

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

Reporting into the Head of Category, the Senior Category Manager will have responsibility for 2 of the Top 4, driving the category vision both internally and externally with key customers.

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 & drink
  • 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

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