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Category Manager - Fast Paced Business
West Midlands | Bread | Own Label / Branded
12 Nov 2019
West Midlands
Contract Type
Competitive to attract the best

The Business


Continues to nourish the hearts of the consumers.


We are part of a multinational group, a global leader in the manufacture of products. Generating global revenues of over $3.7 billion with presence in 112 countries around the world through our global brands:  Mission, as well as local leading brands in the markets in which they participate. This achievement owes much to investments in thier own state of the art technology, a long term outlook on expansion and a strong focus on customer and consumer proximity.


As a result of this continued success, they are now looking to further expand our UK business with a key category appointment.


The Role


This new role represents the desire and commitment to strengthen the team’s customer facing category management capability and support the ambitious growth agenda for the years ahead.


To this effect they are now seeking a Category Manager capable of driving category growth across a varied customer base centered on major retailers. Through utilisation of category management principles you will work cross functionally to develop and implement holistic shopper-based category strategy tailored to customer specific strategies and plans.  


You will be the champion of the category for the company and with this be responsible for delivering category range reviews in conjunction with maximising trade activation opportunities.


Working closely with internal commercial and marketing teams and externally with the retailer you will develop a deep understanding of the customer – shopper – consumer relationship and their attitude and behaviours towards the category to deliver targeted growth.


The Person


You must hold and be able to present success within an FMCG category or related analysis role. As well as this, you will be fully adept and competent in the use of various internal and external data tools and sources such as Kantar, Nielsen or IRI.


You will be surrounded by exceptionally well trained, hungry and engaging like-minded people. You will learn not just from the people above you but from the team around you so you must be open to constant personal and professional development.


The right level of experience will be in part measured by your track record of delivering strong range reviews, affinity with the relevant data, and an ability to think strategically beyond the data. However it will be intelligence, attitude and fit which will see you become a long term integral member of the team.


The Opportunity


To be part of a progressive business about to embark on a major growth agenda backed from the top is an opportunity rarely afforded to many within their career. With it will come the experience, development and progression which comes hand in hand with a business looking to shake up the market.


What you need to know


Please send your CV, remuneration and notice period to our recruitment partners at Paul Nyman Consultancy at or by clicking Apply. 


This role offers a highly competitive salary, bonus scheme, car allowance, pension scheme and other benefits.

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