Category Manager

  • £40,000 - £46,000
  • Contract/ Interim
  • Surrey
  • Ref: BH-5319

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My client is a multinational food and drink enterprise providing consumers with deliciously popular dairy products loved globally. Working within the sales team, this is a fantastic opportunity for a Category Manager looking to develop their career within a well highly successful and establised business. The ideal candidate will have had experience within a food or beverages enterprise and successful track record of delivering effective category strategy plans for the growth of sales.


  • Developing a relationship with and presenting unbiased category insight and recommendations to our retail partners that will influence their decision making and help grow the category
  • Working closely with the Brand teams to develop strong insight-led NPD propositions and category, shopper & consumer centric trade presentations
  • Develop the strategic promotional guidelines and provide the support to enable our commercial teams to implement these with the trade
  • Provide the supporting rationales to maximise our range and distribution opportunitie
  • Own and drive the business Category Strategy/Plans within the customer brief
  • Work with the Account Team and directly with the relevant customer contacts to understand the key priorities
  • Review Merchandising to understand the range changes and develop an action plan
  • Capitalise on opportunities to grow business distribution/space and improve merchandising
  • Support the Private Label team to win business through identification of opportunities to ensure growth, and support the product proposals


  • Minimum 2 years within Category MAnagement position (Food or Beverages)
  • Degree level 2:1 or above
  • Experience in FMCG/data sources e.g. IRI/KANTAR & Space Planning
  • Excellent IT skills, especially Microsoft Excel & Powerpoint

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