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Vacancy Details

Senior Category Manager - 12 Month Maternity Cover
East Midlands | Ambient | Branded
30 Apr 2019
East Midlands & Yorkshire
Contract Type
Competitive to attract the best

We are supporting a much loved household brand in the recruiting of a Senior Category Development Manager on a 12-month Fixed Term Contract to deliver and execute compelling insights in order to drive Category & Sales through a deep understanding of shoppers, consumers & customers. 

The Role

  • Driving the Category Vision both internally & with customers.
  • Development and delivery of a clear point of purchase vision and plan by customer.
  • Delivery of range, display & distribution recommendations.
  • Influencing retailer strategy.
  • Proactive management of category partnerships.
  • Merchandising excellence.
  • Thorough understanding of the consumer, the shopper & the market dynamics.
  • Proactive Category Management to influence current and future business direction.
  • Influencing and delivering at senior trading levels within accounts.
  • Management of more than 1 "top six" Grocery account.
  • Accountable for driving team capability through functional support across the Category Team.
  • Awareness & adoption of leading-edge category developments.
  • Lead internal project teams & standing in for the Category Development Managers.


The Person

You will be an experienced Category Management professional, with proven experience of Grocery/Convenience, a strong technical understanding and commercial acumen, coupled with excellent numeracy and analytical skills. You'll know how to how to influence shoppers at point of purchase, be able to prioritise and manage a diverse workload, meet deadlines, and demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills.

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