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Category Manager

Hertfordshire   •   £40,000 - £45,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • A well established international business with growth plans
  • An opportunity to take the lead on brands and their development

About Our Client

Our client is a well known FMCG business based in Hertfordshire with some key brands that generate high revenue for the organisation. The business specialises in the food sector has around 2,500 people employed worldwide, with growth plans for the future. They are seeking an Category Manager to join their team as part of their strategic plans.

Job Description

The Category Manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assessing and evaluating category and brand strategies
  • Driving long term category plans
  • Carrying out data analysis and interpretation, turning the information into compelling insights & actions on a category wide basis
  • Identification & quantification of NPD & retailer brand opportunity gaps
  • Provide regular category and market updates to the internal & external buying team
  • Work with Customer Planning & Activation teams to ensure absolute alignment across both areas in-front of customers
  • Carrying out quarterly business reviews with key customers to assess retailer brand performance & opportunities
  • Providing Retailer input to brand revenue strategy & brand teams for the purpose of commercial strategy & planning
  • Development and implementation of merchandising initiatives designed to aid retailer brand development

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will ideally have come from an FMCG background, ideally in food. A proven record of leading teams to deliver successful business or marketing projects. Evidence of leading the development of new products, brand plans, packaging design changes and store based activation. Ability to leverage insight and data to build market and consumer understanding and build insight into strategy. Second language would be desirable.

What's on Offer

The Category Manager will receive a competitive salary and a car allowance on top of this. There are also additional benefits.