Interim Senior Category Manager

£300 - £400 per day
21 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Marilyn Pollard-Odle
Food & Drink
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

The role

One of Britain's best loved food brands is looking for a Senior Category Manager to help fill a gap whilst they are recruiting for the permanent role. You will be working in a small team developing the category insight plans for one of the major supermarkets. The role will be working very closely with the supermarket team to help create long term category plans to help drive the commercial success for the both the brand and the supermarket.

You will be seen as the category leader for the customer and will be providing the thought leadership and long term category vision to become the 'go to' category person for the customer. You will be providing key insight and presenting to the customer to help them with the long term pricing, promotion and placement decisions.

The successful person will be using a range of insight data which will include Dunnhumby, Aimia, Kantar and Neilson amongst others to aid your presentations. There will be support provided by the research and insight team who will provide the information behind the marketing trends and developments based on the briefing you provide.

The organisation

This organisation has a portfolio of iconic brands that are well loved by the British public. Over the years they have grown their product portfolio to cater for changing British tastes.

The person

To be successful in this role it is essential that you have the following skills:

  • Strong category management experience from within a large FMCG food manufacturer
  • A good understanding of insight programs such as Kantar, Neilson and Dunnhumby
  • Experience of dealing with one of the major grocery multiples
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix organisation
  • Some previous line management experience
  • Good presentation and client facing skills

If you are interested in this role, please click on the link below.

Vertical Advantage Interim specialise in interim Sales and Marketing, Marketing Communications and Marketing insight roles. If this role is not right for you but you are interested in interim roles please forward your CV or visit our website at