Category Manager

Recruiter
Michael Page Marketing
Location
Liverpool
Posted
16 Apr 2019
Closes
28 Apr 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity for a talented Category Manager to join a growing Category team within a leading FMCG business based in Liverpool.

Client Details

My client is a leading and trusted house.hold name. Due to the continued growth and progression within the team, there is now an opportunity for a Category Manager to be based in Liverpool

Description

The Category Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing bespoke category plans for specific retailers based on the overarching category strategy. The aim is to improve the shopping experience in relevant retailers, deliver category growth and the continued growth of the brand.

The Category Manager key responsibilities:

  • Deep dive and covert data into actionable reports that identify sales and marketing opportunities for the brand and retailer customers
  • Build relationships with retail accounts
  • Collaborate with relevant NAMs to ensure promotional activity is appropriate for the shopper, retailer and brand to gain maximum ROI
  • Provide insight that can be used for the annual brand plan
  • Continuous reporting to monitor KPIs and enhance the brand performance
  • Lead all relevant category management projects eg range reviews, space planning, strategic development, NPD implementation
  • Lead in shopper and category insight for relevant accounts

Profile

The successful Category Manager will:

  • Have proven category management experience, ideally within the FMCG industry
  • Have solid knowledge of IRI, Kantar, Dunnhumby software and reporting systems
  • Good knowledge of space planning software
  • Be highly numerate
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Have a proactive approach
  • Be commercially astute

Job Offer

Salary up to £40,000 depending on the level of experience + Bonus + Benefits

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