Category Marketing Manager

RE Resource Group
45000.00 - 55000.00 GBP Annual
18 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

Category Marketing Manager

-GBP45,000-GBP55,000 +car



-33 days holiday

-Excellent benefits

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a category marketing manager to join a leading UK FMCG business. You will part of a friendly marketing team and will be focused on driving growth with key customers through category analysis, insight and market understanding. You will play a pivotal role within the team to identify and maximise business growth.

The role

  • Responsible for the creation and execution of category strategy and recommendations to customers.
  • Visiting household names to complete regular customer site visits
  • Responsible for conducting market and category reviews with our key customers.
  • Creation of insight to drive the strategic direction of the accounts.
  • Provide relevant ad-hoc market data to internal and external customers.
  • Manage supplier relationships regarding data and research to budget.
  • Analyse and make recommendations internal and external across key areas covering shopper, strategic planning, promotions, product, pricing & ranging/space management.
  • Track via retail insight team what competitors are doing.
  • Review and analyse promotional activity to understand what works well.
  • Create charters and project leadership for solution areas (inc NPD, packaging etc) to deliver successful category initiatives.

The person:

  • Proven experience of Marketing Management principles and category management, ideally within a FMCG or retail business
  • Experience of shopper and consumer data (EPOS, Panel data)
  • Skilled at interrogating EPOS and panel data to develop strategies
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, persuasion and presentation skills.
  • Strong numeracy, analytical and data interpretation skills.
  • An understanding of the UK marketplace, consumers, shoppers and retailers
  • An understanding of social media and on-line retailing.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
  • Be a self-starter who is able to use own initiative for tasks
  • Enthusiasm and awareness for new trends and ideas
  • Category Management insight and strategies (Pricing, Ranging, Merchandising)
  • Retail customer understanding


  • 33 days holiday
  • Car, mobile and laptop
  • Pension 6% matched
  • Fun team environment
  • Career progression opportunities

If you have previous customer service or sales experience, apply today to Resource Group today

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