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Category Manager

Job Title: Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95134
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAH.46027.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: March 04, 2014 15:57

Job Description

A global leader in the food service sector is looking for a category manager to join their commercial marketing team. In this position you will be responsible for evaluating commercial and customer insight to deliver operational plans to maximise profit and minimise risk across multiple brands. The key objectives include: * Analysing current category performance to shape and implement change to drives sales and profit * Developing monitoring systems for competitors, highlighting threats and opportunities and making recommendations * Building and delivering promotional activity that drives transactional growth * Sharing category insight with key suppliers and stakeholders * Maximising marketing income without compromising brand equity * Working in partnership with the purchasing and brand teams to deliver the best solutions for the business The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: * An ability to lead and drive change * Strong communication, influencing and stakeholder management skills * Confidence in interpreting data and delivering actionable insight from this * Detailed knowledge of sales, profit and margin drivers and how to effect these * Delivery of improved sales and profit through effective brand and category management * Understanding of the customer and a customer focused decision process * A collaborative working approach You will also have: * A demonstrable track record of high achievement * A degree level qualification preferably in a business / marketing related subject * Food & beverage / FMCG / Food service / Retail experience * A desire to succeed If this sounds like the opportunity for you then we would welcome your application. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.