Category and Insight Manager

Job Description

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 the companys 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

3Use 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

5 Management of data budget and allocation (circa £100k)

6 Work cross functionally with sales, marketing, NPD and finance teams


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, but not essential.

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:

1Articulate & 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 and Selection is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy.