Claude the Cat

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Category Controller - with passion
UK Wide with London Focus
05 Aug 2019
Contract Type
competitve to attract the best

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Category Controller to join the National Accounts Category Management team.

The successful candidate will mix the science of data analysis and the art of display planning.

Your main focus of responsibility will be the analysis of item and module level performance, leading to recommendations for, and creation of exceptional displays. You will be a direct contact for the Customer, and will have regular interaction and dialogue with the Buying team. For the right candidate, there are distinct opportunities for autonomy within the role.

Along with regular, close communication with a wide range of internal departments, the role involves a wide range of activities and responsibilities. The key elements being:

Analysis and interpretation of performance data to make recommendations for displays to the Customer

  • Project management of the display builds

  • Strict adherence to critical date paths

  • Working closely with Product Development, Product Marketing, Business Information teams & third party suppliers in order to make recommendations to ensure the account receives the most appropriate product ranges

  • Regular communication with the Sales Manager, CDS, Customer Operations and Brokered Admin on the needs of the account

  • Collation of samples and product information for display set up

  • Competitive and product trend analysis

For this exciting and challenging role we are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong analytical and communication skills, a keen eye for detail and advanced Excel skills. The role is a true mix of both science and art, so candidates will also ideally possess a creative flair and past experience in display planning. A flexible approach, along with the ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities, in order to meet strict deadlines in a demanding environment, are an absolute must.

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