Senior Category Manager

Recruiter
Blakeney Point Search
Location
North Yorkshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Sep 2019
Closes
04 Oct 2019
Ref
1261858715
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose:

To develop and deliver category growth plans for a key retaler
Understand key consumer and shopper behaviours as well as a detailed understanding of category data.
Develop & build on the relationship with a specified key retailer to maintain the position as preferred supplier and influence implementation of category plans
Develop expertise in key areas of operation but look to identify new opportunities and lead the innovation processes internally and externally
Create the vision for category & business growthMain Duties:

Develop strategic category relationship with specified key retailer account
Create and lead vision for category and consumer opportunities across the business portfolio
Identify and develop key opportunities utilising consumer and shopper insights; understanding category and market trends and scoping new initiatives with internal teams.
Sell the business story - ensure the values of the business come to life and clear differentiators are understood and maximised.
Drive retailer category growth & out-performance vs. marketRequirements, Experience and Person Specification:

Experience of working within a Category Management function, in an FMCG business - ideally chilled / fresh
Strategic thinker with the ability to look beyond the data to glean insights and support business / category growth
Strong analytical and numerical skills to derive insight from complex data sources and work effectively with numeric data sets and spreadsheets.
Attention to detail and creativity skills to deliver new ways of working
Experience of using market data, (e.g. IRI, Nielsen, Kantar, Dunnhumby, Aimia)
Confident decision maker and strong communication/influencing skills
Ability to maintain and grow relationships with all levels internally and externally
Presentation skills to deliver a clear flow and structure, from objective through analysis, observations, insights and learnings to proposals
Time management skills and commitment to deliver to agreed timescales.
Passionate about food and consumer trends; able to inspire and engage

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