Category Manager

Job Title: Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex
Salary: 50000 - 58000
Reference: TL884954
Contact Name: Janine Darley
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 26, 2019 15:49

Job Description

Position:         CATEGORY MANAGER
Package:         Competitive
Location:        Greater London
Job Ref:         TL884954

We are now looking for a Category Manager with excellent FMCG grocery experience and an expertise in category and shopper insight.  The role comes with 1x direct report.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Become the expert; understand and interpret market trends/performance and shopper behaviour across two leading categories.
  • Interpret and analyse data and competitor information to develop strategies and tactics to influence multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate credibility and thought leadership to ensure always viewed as a key strategic supplier.
  • Provide customer focussed insights and recommendations regarding shopper behaviour, ranging, merchandising and promotions.
  • Lead category management projects to accelerate category and company brand performance. 

Candidate Profile:

  • A robust and proven profile in FMCG shopper insight and category management gained either from a manufacturer, retailer or agency.   Previous experience in sales or marketing roles would also be advantageous.
  • A self-starter; proactive, driven and a people person.
  • Experienced user of external market data (Nielsen, Kantar, IRI, etc).
  • Anyalytical and commercial yet highly intuitive towards shopper insights. 

Client Profile

A leading global FMCG business operating in a number of countries throughout the world, holding No.1 or No.2 position in many of them across three core categories.  Email your CV to