Category Development Manager

  • Location:

    Reading, Berkshire

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  • Salary:

    £450 - £500 per day

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Category Development Manager - Remote - 12 months

Category Development Manager - Remote - 12 months

The work location is remote and is a 12 month contract.

The role is working for a multinational pharmaceutical company.

Qualification & Competencies:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Minimum 4 years' experience in sales / category management / category insights /Consultancy
  • Experience of multiple categories and markets both within FMCG & OTC environments essential
  • Strong understanding of UK retail trade essential
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Strong presentation and analytical skills

Key Tasks:

  • To tailor category strategies and implement customer category plans with local/national accounts.
  • To provide actionable insight to retail customers to unlock incremental value growth for both the customer and for the client.
  • To develop and drive critical external relationships across local/national account customer contacts from Buyers to Merchandisers, adding value to both the client and Customer through providing winning ideas and recommendations.
  • Responsible for developing and leveraging customer relationships to maximise the client's range, position on shelf and depth of distribution across our portfolio of customers through utilising Category Management principles, promotional and fixture analysis.
  • To own the development and cascade of KPI metrics within the retail customer
  • To support the local category team with relevant data analysis and category insights, to keep the wider business informed on the latest trends and guide our category thinking.
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