Category Manager, Central Scotland

Salary: £50K
Sector: Marketing/Category
Location: Central Scotland
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

My client, are a highly respected and well-known Food Manufacturer, based in the Scottish Central Belt. We are looking to appoint a new Category Manager to join the team, within the Marketing Department.

This role would require 2 days per-week in the office on an ongoing basis. Subject to government guidelines.

The Role:

• Working closely with Commercial Finance and Sales Team’s to provide promotion strategy guidance based on optimising brand and profit metrics.
• Deliver monthly reporting to key stakeholders to deliver market, category, customer, and brand insight with actionable recommendations.
• Provide category merchandising recommendations to customers that drive category growth and are aligned to the point of purchase principles and vision.
• Support the Brand Team in delivering category leading shopper and channel insight and ensure this is communicated in an engaging way to customers.
• Working across all departments of the business, representing the Category Team with a positive and enthusiastic out-look.

The Candidate:

• A Category Analyst or experienced Category Manager – ideally from the Food, Drink, FMCG Industry. Other experience will be considered.
• Proven experience of developing relationships with Major Retailers.
• Experience delivering category leadership, including point of purchase strategies, through customers.
• Highly motivated, self-starter, that’s flexible and is able to respond quickly under pressure.
• Ability to manage multiple, complex, and fast-moving, projects simultaneously.

What’s on offer?

• The opportunity to work for a market leading FMCG business.
• Excellent career prospects for the right candidate.
• A highly competitive salary and benefits package.

If you would like to be considered for this excellent opportunity, then please upload your CV today. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Bryce at D R Newitt Recruitment.

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