Senior Category Executive

JOB TITLE: Senior Category Executive


LOCATION: Weston-super-Mare (outskirts)


SALARY: £45K - £55K PA DOE


HOURS: Monday to Friday 35 hours per week


BENEFITS: Competitive salary, company car, 20 days holiday plus your birthday off, a fantastic health care scheme and pension scheme, friendly and supportive company culture. Although many of the team are based throughout the UK and Europe, they regularly get together to review performance, share best practice and socialise! As well as working in a challenging and fast-moving environment, they believe it's important to have lots of fun and no day is ever the same!


THE ROLE: Working with the global team with UK market being the individual focus, share best practise between markets, and identify synergy in NPD projects from various markets. Drive the brand performance alongside Commercial Director. Provide data driven insights to strategically steer the category agenda, conduct annual planning with quarterly and monthly forecast review, build 12 months rolling NPD pipeline, manage product end to end costing and ensure effective bottom line delivery. You will also act as the account manager for the UK to deliver a satisfactory customer service.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


New product development and rolling 12 months' NPD calendar (25%)



  • Conduct market and competitor audit to identify gaps/opportunities for NPD activities.

  • Develop comprehensive brief for the development team.

  • Responsible for product pricing and cost/margin approval.

  • Working with key stakeholders to develop rolling 12 months' NPD calendar across all categories.


Insight & Intelligence (30%)



  • Regular market review to monitor sector growth/change as well as competitor activities (NPD, promotions, new concept, etc.)

  • Obtain insights from the supplier network, then select, refine, and distil the relevant information to develop strategic recommendation.

  • Manage one direct report (Sales & Waste Statistical Specialist) and Lead Business Intelligence agenda, including,


    • Regular product/range performance review

    • Detailed waste tracking and analysis

    • Planogram efficiency analysis

    • Post launch/promotion performance/profitability review

    • Granular performance deep dive (by site/format/cluster review)



Margin & Revenue Growth Management (25%)



  • Custodian of product end to end costing to ensure various income targets are met.

  • Work closely with procurement team to maximise profitability.

  • Drive revenue growth using various levers, such as promotion planning, pricing review, range sizing and tiering, and availability improvement.


Marketing Communications (10%)



  • Manage all product/range related communication with all sites across the UK.

  • Manage and deliver all in store Point of Sales with the support from field team co-ordinator.

  • Support marketing campaign development as well as Packaging Change projects.

  • Deliver product/process/promotional/PR videos.


Project Management & Stakeholder Engagement (10%)



  • Deliver category projects with the support from various internal teams.

  • Manage the relationship with internal teams as well as external stakeholders.


EXPERIENCE / SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE:



  • FMCG brand and/or innovation experience at a managerial level

  • Food & Retail industry experience would be an advantage

  • P&L management experience

  • Experience in managing complicated data set

  • Familiar with retail intelligence agencies (e.g. IGD, KANTAR, CMA, etc.)

  • People management experience preferred

  • Educated to a university level standard

  • Full driving license

  • Master level in Marketing, Management or Business Administration

  • PMP, Prince II, or Agile qualification preferred

  • CIM or CMI status preferred


NEXT STEPS:


For further information please apply online, call the office on 01823 285440 or email your CV to taunton@office-angels.com.

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