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  • Category Manager,FMCG, North
    • Location: Northern England.
    • Job Type: Category Manager.
    • Sector: FMCG.
    • Salary: Competitive Package.

     Our client is one of the most famous FMCG organisations in the world. Their brands are synonymous with quality and front line innovation.

    They have an amazing culture that fosters learning and career development on a Global scale.

    We have been asked to find them a new Category Manager

     Mission

    Deliver competitive advantage by driving retailer category growth and contributing to their category strategies while setting up  brands to disproportionately win through superior adoption of Shopper Based Design principles and analytical excellence.

     
    Key Responsibilities 
    Leverage analytical tools and integrate various data systems to develop new department and category insights.
    Turn raw data into actionable conclusions to become an indispensible partner to the customer and to the Account team.
    Provide input into retailer category strategy using Shopper Based Shelf Principles ie. key shopper insights that ultimately influence the assortment and merchandising layout at range review.
    Leverage Shopper and Retailer Equity insights to partner with customer to input into the development of Joint Business Plan.
    Develop ongoing and detailed knowledge base of key customer strategies and plans through strong customer penetration.
    Influence retailer decisions on P&G categories as an outcome of perceived objectivity
     
    Build an impartial, trusting & specialist relationship with the customer’s Trading and Merchandising team relationship in your customer outside of the commercial relationship, become the first point of call for you customer on all aspects of category development in-store, act as the  expert on the category
     

    The network you would work with
     
    This position will liaise internally specifically with the key account managers and the brand teams. This position will also enable the successful candidate an opportunity to expand their network externally with key accounts, buyers, merchandisers and senior management.  
     
     
    Essential skills required
     
    Ambitious, self-starter, driven
    Commercial experience is an advantage.
    Proven track record for building collaborative relationships
    Negotiation and presentation skills 
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Can analyse info to solve problems, and can use judgement to combine data, intuition and knowledge to make informed & timely business decisions.
    Focused on results, acts with a sense of urgency & determination with the end result in mind.
    Accountability – Acts as an owner of the business, and is answerable for the results.
    Team player, proactive, dynamic, highly organized.
    Proficiency in Word, Excel and Powerpoint & ProSpace (preferred but not essential)
     
     
    What our client  looks for
     
    You have a passion for a delivering a best in class category management agenda, and are capable of delivering transformational strategic insights in our top retailers.
     
    You set yourself demanding goals, and are focused on quality and attention to detail, you will not compromise standards.  
     
    You value innovation as a business strategy.  You also try to keep up to the minute with current trends, from a shopper & consumer perspective.
     
    You have the ability to be a true leader and you’ve always been comfortable defending a point of view.  You’ll thrive on the challenges that this multi functional role brings.

Need more information?

Tel: 0191 230 2001
or 0191 261 9995
or 0191 261 5062 Email: info@otterrecruitment.com

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