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Trade Category Manager

Job Title: Trade Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q86569A
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: DHO.70927.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: November 05, 2012 14:50

Job Description

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional FMCG professional to join the team of a global consumer Healthcare business as a Trade Category Manager to deliver business growth for your category and accounts by using shopper, customer, category and retailer knowledge alongside the Commercial teams. The Trade Category Manager will also be expected to: * Understand customers shopper behaviour and predict their future needs * Work with Sales and Marketing to improve category solutions, drive category growth and become the shopper champion for the business * Make range and space recommendations and build plannograms * Build strong relationships with key customers * Translate shopper and customer insights into trading plans to be used by the Commercial teams * Ensure trade plans are delivered at store level through the Instore Excellence team The ideal candidate will have: * Previous experience in a Trade Planning or Category Management role * FMCG experience, preferably in OTC though this is not a pre-requisite * An excellent understanding of the UK market * Strong analytical skills – experience of using Nielsen, Kantar, IRI, etc In return, the Trade Category Manager will receive a generous salary and benefits package as well as company car from a growing business that operates some of the best-known brands within the OTC category. If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking and you are keen to develop your Marketing career, please apply now with an up to date CV.