Grocery Category Manager

  • Job Reference: 00000029-1
  • Date Posted: 3 October 2018
  • Recruiter: Nova Search & Selection
  • Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: £45,000
  • Sector: Sales, FMCG Sales
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Kristina Lushey
  • Email:

Job Description

Category and Insight Manager, Amersham, £45K

Job Description

This company is an innovative children's food company that creates exciting products under well-known children's snacks brand names. Their hunt for innovative products has taken them all around the globe and introduced them to many fascinating businesses. Like the kids who love their tasty, healthy, fun snacks, they are growing very quickly and in many new directions. Working with all the top 5 retailers, they are already the second largest toddler snacks brand in the UK and going to get bigger. They have launched in Asia, Australia and Europe and recently in Central America as part of an aggressive export strategy.

Main Purpose of Job:

Working alongside the UK sales team to deliver sales targets within our biggest 6 UK customers (Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Waitrose and Boots).Responsible for building strong relationships with retailers and influencing at range reviews.Produce insight to inform EPD & NPD strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

1.Support UK sales team to deliver sales targets across top 6 grocery customers

2.Build strong relationships with key retail contacts in buying and category

3.Use insight to influence range and merchandising plans at category range reviews

4.Provide category insight and direction internally to help inform EPD and NPD strategy

Key Technical Skills/Knowledge/Professional Qualifications Required:

1.3-5 years FMCG grocery category management experience

2.Strong working knowledge of IRI or Nielsen, and Self-Serve (Nectar). Preferably would have previously used Tesco Dunnhumby data.

3.Previous experience of using space planning software would be beneficial (eg: JDA)

4.A strong track record of delivering results at range reviews

5.Great analytical skills.Comfortable in data problem solving and able to distil multiple data into powerful insights.

6.Advanced Excel and PowerPoint

Key Personal Skills Required:

1.Articulate & confident presentation skills.

2.Proactive and action orientated, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

3.Strong relationship builder and team player

Nova Search & Selection operates as an Employment Agency for this vacancy.