Category Development Manager – Leading FMCG

London (Greater)
£40K-£46K + Generous Car Allowance + Benefits Package
24 Jul 2014
24 Aug 2014
Business Type
In-house / Client-side
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Development Manager – Leading FMCG
£40K-£46K + Generous Car Allowance + Benefits Package

Developing the category management relationship with key grocery customers is the challenge of this exciting interim role with a leading FMCG business - leading and developing a tailored customer engagement & category development programme.  With a remit spanning all the company’s brands, you will build close relationships with key customer contacts, ensuring that the business is seen as a key category influencer around range and merchandising initiatives, and that its brands achieve a significant profile on shelf.  Working closely with marketing and commercial teams, you will use the company’s category visions to develop and own account specific plans and tactics – selling these into customers, monitoring performance and consistently looking for issues that need remedial action and opportunities that drive growth.

Our Ideal Candidate

With robust experience ideally gained in an FMCG category management role, these are opportunities to challenge the best within a dynamic and positive environment.  You will have experience of using retail and shopper data to develop category strategies and will have worked closely with the grocery multiples to implement promotional and ranging strategies and plans - building and credibly telling a category and shopper story and delivering this with impact.  Strong interpersonal skills are key for these roles - building and maintaining relationships within the business and externally with major customers.

Company Profile

This major global FMCG business has a host of brands loved by millions. With a huge commitment to driving brands with substantial A&P budgets and equally massive investment in innovation, this business will offer great experience and career development potential in the UK and potentially internationally too.  The culture is can-do and results-driven with a lively, convivial working style.

Tarsh Lazare is committed to finding the right roles for talented candidates. We are a leading name in marketing recruitment with extensive marketing recruitment experience working with brand management, communications, category management and insight/research specialists. If you would like to discuss this role, or any other roles that might be suitable, please e-mail or call one of the team now on 020 7849 6875

If you don’t feel this role is quite right for you, but think you know someone who might be suitable, do please pass this advert on.  We do offer a recommend-a-friend scheme and you could receive £200 in John Lewis vouchers should you recommended someone who is offered and accepts the role.