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Category Manager - Strategy

Job Title: Category Manager - Strategy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £80 - £100K Per Annum + shares, car, 60% bonus, exec benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88770
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: DHO.76447.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 26, 2012 09:11

Job Description

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen to join a global grocery business as part of its UK Commercial team in a strategic category role, leading change by using customer and market insight to develop category strategy for range, formats, merchandising and promotions. The Category Strategy Manager will: * Be accountable for range by category and lead reviews * Manage the insight agency relationships and improve category performance * Develop the category trade plan including feature space, events and revenue * Make decisions on customer trends that will drive innovation * Maintain strong mutually beneficial supplier relationships * Manage a team of 3-6 Category Insights Managers and Executives The ideal candidate will: * Come from a Category management role where you have developed the category strategy for a particular customer or category * Have previous commercial FMCG experience and be a real expert within the category you operate in * Have strong people management experience * Have proven experience of working with external research agencies * Have P&L management experience Experience of dealing with one or more of the following categories would also be highly beneficial: * Health & Beauty * Dairy * Bakery * Frozen Food * Grocery As Category Strategy Manager you will be offered a highly competitive basic salary, up to 60% bonus, company car allowance, industry-leading pension scheme and share options. If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking, please don’t hesitate to apply with an up to date CV.