Category Manager

  • £35,000 - £45,000
  • Permanent
  • Hertfordshire
  • Ref: BH-3985-2

Are you exploring your next career steps within Category Management?
How would you like to work for an internationally recognised business?
Are you keen to work with a leading FMCG food business?
In order to be considered for my client’s role, you would possess:

  • A degree or equivalent
  • Extensive FMCG experience within Category Insights
  • Experience working in the convenience/grocery channels
  • A very numerate and analytical mindset
  • The ability to draw data from various sources
  • Excellent presentation skills with confidence when putting recommendations forward
  • Space planning and range review experience – desirable
  • 2-3 years at Executive level could be considered

Your New Company
A joint venture between two giants of the FMCG world. Focused on Wellness and Nutrition and ensuring that their well-known and hugely loved brands are manufactured to the highest standards possible.

These two organisations teamed up to ensure brands can be manufactured and distributed to all homes across the country. Some products boast over 100 years of heritage.

A business that brings meaning to the phrase: “work hard, play hard”, a great group of people that are proud of the culture they have cultivated. A fun and close-knit bunch that love the brands they represent, which ensures they continue with their results-focused mindset.
What Success Looks Like:
This role requires someone who is a self-starter, someone who is constantly thinking about way to unlock growth within an ever-growing category.
Maintaining regular contact with customers through meetings with relevant buyers. Presenting and delivering recommendations within the given time frames. Working closely on store trials, merchandising changes and range reviews.
Drawing data from various sources like Kantar, IRI, HIM, Dunnhumby or Aimia, to ensure that all reports are as relevant as possible.

About Vertical Advantage
We are the only specialist recruiter in the consumer marketplace that work in niches across Sales, Marketing, Digital, E-Commerce, Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement giving us far greater reach than our competitors.

Vertical Advantage has been around for nearly a decade. We know and understand our markets. It’s what we do best. 

We are here for you for the long term and will always work with your best interests at heart. We work to transform your career by acting as your trusted right hand in what can be a tricky market to navigate.

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