|Senior Category Manager- (Route to Controller) FMCG Branded & O/L Business|
|Salary||Attractive Salary + Benefits|
|Exact Location||North Yorkshire or North East|
|Role Type||Category Management|
|Leading European Branded & Own Label Player... Strong NPD and Brand Development....|
|As a leading International Branded & Own Label player with multiple UK sites, our client has an impressive track record of growth and and Pioneering Product/Brand Innovation. Their strategic goal is to succeed in the “elusive tightrope” of driving both Volume and Value within their core offering that will see their market dominance increase considerably. In order to achieve this they commit strong levels of investment into both NPD and Leading Edge Brand & Category solutions. They operate full Profit Responsible Business Units which report to the “Centre” and are held accountable to 3 key measurements: EBIT performance driving “Cross Cultural Synergies” between the sites themselves & their Category/Trade Marketing Leadership with the Trade. As a result the Business is culturally synonymous with working in a SME entrepreneurial environment whilst necessitating a real “Team Thinking” awareness/mentality. As a result, the “key” differentiators are the respective “Senior Managers” and this is where you could make the difference.|
|As the Senior Category/Trade Marketing Manager, you will take the Lead in the development of the category strategy and vision to influence category development including range, space and merchandising plans. By heading strategic reviews you will identify the category drivers and formulate the category plans; including range and merchandise proposals. You will also be challenged with growing the "Core" business YOY through Commercially astute merchandising plans alongside the development of longer-term Trade Marketing solutions. Not for the faint hearted, your leadership ability will be utilised through managing direct reports and being the driving force of several matrix management projects. As a reward this exciting role will progress your career towards the status of Trade Marketing Controller in which you will take sole strategic responsibility for a “Core Category” area.
Relevant Candidates will have ideally gained a strong level of exposure to Category/Trade Marketing within a leading FMCG Businesses, ideally within both a Branded & Own Label environment. In doing so they will be at ease with operating in an intellectually tough environment, where results are driven via a “hands on” approach. Being an International Player, successful candidates will have access to a strong and structured career path in Category Marketing or Trade Marketing Marketing.