Category Development Manager

Kimberly Clark Limited
West Malling, UK
19 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Category Development Manager Job Description
Category Development Manager

Location: Kings Hill, Kent - Flexible working options available

Permanent, Full Time

As a member of the UK Category Leadership Team this role offers an exciting opportunity to develop and execute category initiatives aligned to the category vision within key retail partners. You will be responsible for engaging with our top retail partners, influencing them to adhere to our principles to deliver category growth.

You will be responsible for engaging with our top retail partners, building relationship and influencing them to deliver category growth and implement category initiatives. You will work cross-functionally with sales and marketing to ensure alignment of recommendations to drive that growth for both the retailer and Kimberly-Clark.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To support the development of Category Strategies and influence retailers to implement recommendations tailored to their specific needs
  • To develop and deliver effective external category selling stories, tailored by customer as required, to support new category growth initiatives with key customers
  • To develop and agree activation plans for key initiatives including merchandising and promotion recommendations
  • To monitor, evaluate & communicate changes in category, customer dynamics and competitor activities and recommend actions to address issues and opportunities affecting the category and/or KC brands
  • To recommend actions to address category and/or Kimberly-Clark issues through influencing retailer partners

What Are We Looking For?

You will need to be;
  • A pro-active, confident, highly collaborative and numerate individual who can successfully build business relationships and present recommendations in an influential and persuasive manner.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent and ideally possess a sales/marketing or business focused degree.
  • Extensive experience in a category role.
  • Experience of managing the top 4 grocers - essential.
  • Experience working within UK FMCG market - essential.
  • Strong numerical, analytical and communication skills are essential as is the ability to use these skills in a high pressured environment.

What Do You Get in Return?
  • Competitive Basic Salary
  • 15% bonus
  • Company Car/Car Allowance
  • 25 days holiday, plus opportunity to buy additional days
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Private healthcare

There's More ...

You'll also have the opportunity to choose from our flexible benefits scheme which include things like -
  • Share scheme options
  • Critical illness cover
  • Dental care
  • Discounts on gym memberships
  • Travel insurance
  • And many more!

To find out more about this opportunity from one of our Internal Recruiters, click APPLY to submit your application.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications: This role is available for local candidates already authorised to work in the roles country only. Kimberly-Clark will not provide relocation for this role Primary Location United Kingdom- Kings Hill Additional Locations Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full time
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