Category Specialist

FMCG Connect Ltd
07 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

FMCG Connect is pleased to be working with a global manufacturer of consumer durables based in South Yorkshire.

The company is looking for a Category specialist to sit within the category team and assist with; increasing marketing share, launching new products and acquiring new clients.


  • Define and drive the channel objectives, strategy, and priorities with full end to end ownership, throughout the region.
  • Maintain and communicate the strategy internally and externally, working closely with the sales teams and the European entities.
  • Develop areas such as pricing, channel product strategy, customer prioritisation, marketing, promotional and sales incentive initiatives relevant to the channel and customers.
  • Prepare key product/range presentations and launch documents including relevant launch content such as competitive matrices, range propositions and positioning, headline GTM strategy and USPs with support from Product Manager.
  • Develop category expertise within the channel. Monitor competitive and market activity. Stay abreast of trends which will influence product assortment and channel initiatives such as technology, workplace, digital etc.
  • Identify opportunities to create commercial advantage and deliver the required changes, identify and quantify risks and benefits.


  • Proven work experience in a Category role
  • Proven ability to develop category/channel strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management.
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organisation.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills.
  • Numerical and analytical ability
  • Prepared to travel frequently across Europe

This role is commutable from Leeds Wakefield, York, Sheffield and Doncaster.

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