Category Manager

  • Region: Dublin South

  • Location: Dublin South, Dublin

  • Sector: Sales Marketing & PR

  • Contract: Permanent

  • Salary: Negotiable

  • Reference: BBBH5245_1557309760

About this job

Our client is an Award winning global food company seeking a Category Manager to join their successful team.

This role is responsible for delivering best in class category leadership with customers to drive growth and customer engagement. Using a mix of market, shopper and customer insights to identify category growth opportunities the role leverages and executes these through excellence in all Category Leadership initiatives, tactics and practices.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Own strategic category vision development.
  • Deliver excellent Category Management by taking an objective total category perspective when providing market, consumer and shopper insights to customer/operational teams.
  • Own the Range review strategy for category retailers, lead the range review process from inception through to implementation and delivery of post review analysis in conjunction with the Category analyst.
  • Delivery of business launches into the account including creating category focused selling stories, identifying listing opportunities/challenges and providing merchandising solutions to maximise on shelf delivery.
  • Be the Local shopper/Market and category insights expert with key retails to identify growth opportunities, ensure & utilise best practise sharing with European CMI.
  • Building relationships both internally and externally with senior contacts and will work with the business customer team to execute the category strategy.

Key Qualifications and Skills.

  • University Degree, and or Masters.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong customer experience with ability to engage, influence and impact customers by providing guidance on strategic direction of category.
  • Be positive, pro-active and have a collaborative outlook.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize workloads areas / accounts (or channel).

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