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Indirect Category Manager - IT (interim)

Posted 4 months ago

The Category Manager will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Conducting in-depth market and competitor analysis to identify emerging trends, consumer preferences, and competitive landscape within the assigned category.
  • Developing and implementing category strategies, including assortment planning, pricing strategies, and promotional activities, to drive category growth and meet revenue targets.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams such as sales, marketing, and supply chain to align on category objectives and ensure seamless execution of category plans.
  • Managing relationships with key suppliers and negotiating favourable terms, including pricing, terms and conditions, and promotional support, to optimise product assortment and profitability.
  • Monitoring and analysing category performance metrics, sales data, and market insights to identify opportunities for improvement and course correction.
  • Conducting regular store visits and gathering customer feedback to understand their needs, preferences, and shopping experiences, and leveraging this information to enhance category offerings.
  • Leading the development of category-specific marketing initiatives, including product launches, promotions, and advertising campaigns, to increase brand visibility and drive customer engagement.
  • Collaborating with the product development team to identify and introduce new products or line extensions that align with market trends and customer demands.
  • Keeping abreast of industry developments, competitive activities, and consumer behaviour to proactively adjust category strategies and capitalise on market opportunities.
  • Mentoring and providing guidance to junior team members, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.

The Successful Applicant

  • 3+ years of FMCG experience including Category Management
  • Advanced PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Solid knowledge of shopper marketing processes
  • Commutable distance to the Manchester office to attend the office 2 times a week