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Category Lead

Posted 14 days ago by Better Placed Recruitment
Location Greater Manchester, Manchester Job Type Permanent
Salary £car + bonus Sector FMCG, Food & Drink

Our client is not only a global, blue chip FMCG business with an enviable portfolio of successful brands; they also have an excellent reputation as a forward thinking and dynamic business. Our clients approach to business is driven by a continual pursuit of excellence across all business functions, as a result of their expansion plans an unrivalled opportunity for a Category Lead has arisen.

Reporting into the Category Director, this role sits within a commercial team and will lead a category management team for a high performing business area.

The key remit of the role is the development and implementation of the short and long term category strategy across all grocery customers, harnessing the talent in the team to deliver the plan. Utilising shopper and category insights the Category Lead will identify actionable opportunities to gain competitive advantage. By providing a thorough understanding of the customers strategy and needs you will leverage these insights to influence the sales and category strategy for key accounts.

This is a high profile role that requires a talented, ambitious individual with a talent for strategic thinking, team leadership and influencing. You will be commercially minded with an excellent track record of delivering results in a senior category management capacity. Team development and leadership experience is essential and you will be able to demonstrate your ability to win hearts and minds to inspire your team.