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Category Manager

Job Title: Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North Yorkshire
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + car + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88710
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: JAB.70794.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 18, 2012 11:11

Job Description

A major blue chip FMCG business is searching for an individual to fill a key role within its Category team. As Category Manager, you will be expected to apply shopper, category and customer understanding to ensure growth and category value for customers. The successful candidate will be responsible for: * Developing winning solutions within your retailer to drive overall in-store presence, layout, ranging and fixturisation * Acting as the merchandising expert on all category projects * Leading the business into Category & Range reviews * Being the preferred supplier / category captain * Developing a thorough understanding of your customer and its decision-makers * Providing information internally to Brand teams from a merchandising perspective * Liaising internally with Account Managers and Brand Managers The ideal candidate will: * Be qualified to degree level or equivalent * Be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills, preferably with people management experience * Deliver 'best in class' category solutions, capable of offering strategic insights that could transform the category within your top retail customers * Have strong commercial acumen and be highly ambitious * Thrive in an autonomous working environment In return, the Category Manager will receive a generous salary and benefits package including company car. You will hold a unique position within the business and be offered some of the best opportunities for progression in the industry. If this sounds like the role you are seeking, please apply now with an up to date CV.