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Category Manager - Yorkshire

FMCG - Category Management
Ref: 228 Date Posted: Thursday 12 Jan 2023

Parker Young is supporting one of the World’s most iconic confectionery brands to identify a Category Manager for a newly created position in a growing category team.

As Category Manager, you will act as a key advocate of Category management both internally and externally with customers.  You will build compelling category-based rationale for NPD, to excite and delight shoppers and customers, whilst continually analysing and understanding category dynamics, to develop category led customer facing relationships for the business

You will work closely with the commercial and insight teams build compelling category-based rationale to support innovation and ongoing performance of the category.        You will build customer facing relationships and act as the voice of the shopper for the business by providing regular category performance updates and participating in range reviews, ensuring the brand has a voice. You will support in building a category strategy, to step change and deliver ‘Category thought leadership’, with retail partners.


If you have the following experience, we’d love to tell you more about the role:

  • Business, numerical or marketing degree desirable
  • Experience working in an analytical role (essential), preferably within an FMCG company Strong analytical ability
  • Confident and flexible self-starter with the ability to motivate self to achieve deadlines
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Team player
  • Commercial awareness
  • Professional and confident persona (at all levels)
  • Advanced levels of Microsoft office suite (particularly PowerPoint and Excel) Current data sources IRI, Kantar World panel, Spaceman (planogramming software) Retailer EPOS platforms e.g. Retail Link data, Dunnhumby, Mintel.
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