Category Manager

Job Listing No: 9740000

Category Manager

About the Role:

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Brand and Account Management teams to deliver the annual volume, profit & market share targets, within the ROI markets, as defined within the annual budget
  • Continually reviewing customer category performance and co-ordinating Range Reviews working closely with the Account Manager; analysing key data and devising formal recommendations in the form of a presentation – delivering recommendations on range (incl. product mix & distribution), pricing, promotions & merchandising to maximize sales and profit opportunities for the company and the Retailer
  • Working with the marketing department to devise trade marketing plans to support our product portfolios
  • Co-ordinating all category projects and store trials – project managing through to completion with responsibility for the reporting of results post implementation
  • Develop strong customer relationships through both formal business review meetings and informal contact & discussion
  • Ensuring the Category Management credentials are continually communicated to buying teams
  • Recommendations to retailers with respect to space planning, providing insight and clear rationale for the optimum layout, co-ordinating the creation of category planograms for identified strategically important retailers
  • Developing & applying the business understanding of shopper buying habits, demographics and customer diagnostics to retailer and internal category plans
  • Competitor threat evaluation – monitor, evaluate & identify competitor developments & threats
  • Preparing & presenting market updates for the monthly Business Review
  • Establishing best practice approaches, working well with other teams and sharing informationAbout You:
    Ideal candidates will be coming from a marketing and category background and will have previous experience within the food manufacturing industry.  They will be proactive and self-motivated whilst being innovative and creative, and also be able to deliver multiple projects at any one time.  Candidates will also:

  • Be able to think strategically and see the bigger picture
  • Have experience of influencing and leading key customers (internal & external) to a win win position
  • Be persistent in their approach – constantly searching for improved solutions
  • Bring brands, category management, marketing expertise and innovation opportunities to the table
  • Use the team to share knowledge
  • Have an inquisitive nature and ability to manipulate large amounts of data
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have excellent and effective planning and organisational skills
  • Be IT literate and have knowledge of certain systems (Nielsen, Kantar, EYC, Spaceman, Excel, Word, Power Point etc)

     

    Please send your CV through the link or call Lyn on 02890 339968 to be considered

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