Category Manager - Yorkshire

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  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Salary: £40,000 - £45,000
  • Ref No: 0161AC
  • Date: 11/12/2014

My client, a leading FMCG player, based in West Yorkshire, are looking to recruit a Category Manager to add in to their existing team. Your main duties will include supporting the development and execution of the category strategy together with the brand marketing and sales teams. To be considered for this role you will ideally come from an FMCG background within category management.


The Person


- Understand the shopper and consumer insight together with brand marketing in order to contribute to the future development of the category and the performance of other brands within the company
- Develop meaningful category relationships in specific retailers and become recognised as providing category leading insight
- Deliver powerful category based rationale/consumer shopper insight to maximise sales and shelf presence for specific retailers
- identify category development opportunities using consumer and shopper insight and formulate category plans in co-operation with brand team, UK insight manager and sales team
- Contribute to the annual planning process; market potential, brand plans, account plans

The Person

- Experience of working as a Category Manager within an FMCG business
- Have experience of using one of the following data sources: IRI, Kantar, LMG or Dunhumby
- Be able to demonstrate use of category management approach to sales with major retailers
- High level analytical and data interpretation

This FMCG Category Manager role is commutable from Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, York and most of West Yorkshire

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