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Career opportunity for a Category Manager in Hertfordshire, UK - Expresso - Thu 11 Aug 2016

  • A well established FMCG business seeking a Category Manager
  • An opportunity to join a business that sell very well known consumer products
About Our Client

Our client is a well established FMCG business based in Hertfordshire that sell their products in all of the top grocery and pharmacy retailers . They are seeking a Category Manager to learn on the job to understand the business and its products fully. Our client prides themselves on being high quality value for money. Our client operates in over 100 countries and are a leading producer in their field. This role involves working on private label products.

Job Description

The Category Managers responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Analysis of the market to help the sales team to develop, category, country and account plans
  • Monitor developments in the market etc to give full insights to the sales team
  • Providing data based rationale to support the sale of new product developments
  • Translate different data into insights, then into category and customer plans
  • Define and contribute to specific category management projects
  • Working with the account teams to prepare for customer meetings
  • Collaborate with agencies to obtain the best and most accurate data and insights
  • Work with account teams to provide assistance on market research projects
  • Work with divisional and other regional Category Managers to share ideas and best practice
  • Using the data to give the right story for the customer, which sometimes goes against the customers own thoughts
  • Working with the various members of an account team and colleagues from Head Office to give the full category vision for the customers
  • Dealing with any data restrictions and limitations to make sure a full story is still told
  • Working with other regions on international accounts.
The Successful Applicant

The ideal Category Manager will have the following:
  • A degree in Business or Marketing
  • Have worked in an FMCG organisation previously
  • Worked closely with category, insights and sales team
  • Had exposure to private label marketing is desirable
What's on Offer

The Category Manager will receive an excellent package include a competitive salary, private health care, pension and company car.

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