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Category Insights Manager- FMCG Branded & O/L Business (Global Player)
Reference WJNCATP
Salary Attractive Salary + Benefits
Location South
Exact Location South- A1 / M1 Corridor
Role Type Category Management
Leading Global Branded & Own Label Player... Strong NPD and Brand Development....
Company Profile
As a leading International Branded & Own Label player with multiple UK sites, our client has an impressive track record of growth and and Pioneering Product/Brand Innovation. Their strategic goal is to succeed in the “elusive tightrope” of driving both Volume and Value within their core offering that will see their market dominance increase considerably. In order to achieve this they commit strong levels of investment into both NPD and Leading Edge Brand & Category solutions. They operate full Profit Responsible Business Units which report to the “Centre” and are held accountable to 3 key measurements: EBIT performance driving “Cross Cultural Synergies” between the sites themselves & their Category/Trade Marketing Leadership with the Trade. As a result the Business is culturally synonymous with working in a SME entrepreneurial environment whilst necessitating a real “Team Thinking” awareness/mentality. As a result, the “key” differentiators are the respective “People/Executives” in the Business; and this is where you could make the difference.
As the Category Insights Manager you will assist in the development of the category strategy and vision to influence category development including range, space and merchandising plans. Working alongside the Category Head you will aid in strategic reviews in identifying the category drivers and formulating the category plans; including range and merchandise proposals. You will also be challenged with growing the "Core" business YOY through Commercially astute merchandising plans alongside the development of longer-term Trade Marketing solutions. Not for the faint hearted, your Category ability will be utilised through managing cross-functional projects of Branded & Own Label Products. As a reward this exciting role will progress your career towards the status of Full Category Manager in which you will take sole strategic responsibility for a “Core Category” area.

Relevant Candidates will have ideally gained a level of exposure to Category/Trade Marketing/ Insights/Consumer Research within a leading FMCG Businesses or possibly the Retail channel, ideally within good exposure to Analysis and Insights work. In doing so they will be at ease with operating in an intellectually tough environment, where results are driven via a “hands on” approach. Being an International Player, successful candidates will have access to a strong and structured career path in Category Marketing or Trade Marketing Marketing.

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