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Category Executive

Job Title: Category Executive
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 15622521
Job Published: November 07, 2017 00:00

Job Description

Our client is a growing, branded FMCG business with category leading products that are driving the growth in their category. The business has an impressive growth strategy in place and a new Category Executive role has been created to support the delivery of the growth agenda.

Reporting to the Head of Category the Category Executive will work as part of a cross functional team, championing the use of insight to underpin key strategic decisions and creating compelling category stories. In this role you will be tasked with developing relationships with customers in your channel acting as a category advisor to develop and deliver the annual category strategy. You will utilise continuous data sets to create actionable recommendations, facilitating category projects.

The ideal candidate will be of graduate calibre with at least one years category management, insight or commercial experience within an FMCG setting. Experience within food manufacturing will be advantageous. You will have a good understanding of category management principles, demonstrating your ability to develop and execute category strategy. You will possess strong analytical skills and a full UK or EU driving license is essential along with the ability to travel regularly in the UK and Ireland.