Interim Category Manager

West Midlands, Wolverhampton
07 Nov 2018
07 Dec 2018
Claire Needham
Category Management
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type
Freelance / Contract

My client a well known consumer brand have an immediate requirement for an Interim Category Manager to join their consumer marketing team for up to 3 months.

This autonomous role reports into the Marketing Controller and will drive sales and revenue - an individual who can demonstrate a successful background of category, brand or customer management is therefore very much needed.

This role will take category accountability for key strategic accounts as well as supporting account and regional managers - travel therefore will be a part of this role.

The important stuff:

  • Lead the development of customer specific category visions and strategies as well as the sell-in meetings and implementation.
  • Support Consumer Marketing Controller in developing and evolving our on trade category vision and engagement plans for the long term
  • Build strong customer relationships and influence to support the category and Marston's portfolio of brands
  • Taking the lead in the category relationship with specific key strategic customers including Head Office visits and buyer meetings to gain additional listings and distribution
  • Support Head of Brands Marketing in shaping brand portfolio appropriate to the needs of on trade consumers
  • Drive growth on the businesses brands through targeted and controlled distribution
  • Develop, implement and review category plans to optimise brand performance

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven category, brand or customer management experience
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to influence at all levels
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Full driving licence
  • Experience within FMCG preferable

If this Interim Category Manager role is of interest and you are available immediately for the next 3 months I would love to hear from you. The Head Office is commutable from locations such as Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Telford, Stafford, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Stourbridge, Lichfield, Dudley, Halesowen, Kidderminster, Bridgnorth, Walsall, West Bromwich, Cannock.

BSMCN43494 - Competitive Day rate

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