Rockstar Category Marketing Manager in the making!

Location: Bristol/M4 corridor
Around £50,000 + bonus + benefits

With a progressive, energised and dynamic senior leadership team, this successful FMCG business is challenging convention all the time. With the power of instantly recognisable brands, there is always a pipeline of positive news to discuss with customers. Our client, a £20m recently acquired UK subsidiary of a major European food group, is now looking for an inspiring Category Manager to complement the commercial function tasked with doubling revenue in the next five years. The winning formula to this role is bringing heartfelt passion for insight to an already consumer-focused business.

Today, the key to ever more meaningful trade relationships is the “voice of category” – unlocking essential consumer and shopper insight plus building the category agenda both internally and with the customer universe. Your role will support the development of marketing and technical initiatives relating to innovation and NPD. Alongside your equal in the team, you will both be the ‘go-to’ answer for information on the consumer, shopper, and customer. Reporting to the Marketing Director you will share a full category strategy across three indulgent brands and four category occasions…there’s a lot to get your teeth stuck into!

We are looking for a hands-on technically savvy category operator who loves the implementation aspect of their role but who is equally adept and fascinated by ideation, new thinking and visioning the future as an insight expert.

To be successful you’ll need confidence, influence, strength of character, an infectious personality with the ability to bring people with you across every function.

We are looking for a knowledgeable, confident, and creative category professional who can lead, with skill, to influence the commercial agenda, especially the NPD innovation pipeline, critical to the future growth in the UK. In return, we can offer you a role that can raise your game further. With an impressive track record of data to insight achievement, a true grasp of category fundamentals, you are ready to make a marked impact on the business.

Joining a tight-knit and highly motivated team, who fundamentally believes that the foundation of any great business lies in its people, you will enjoy a progressive and open culture that values getting things done over bureaucracy and is determined to attract even more commercial talent to its growing enterprise.

If you’re ready for a challenge and willing to test your category ability and ambition, email your CV to our retained consultants, The Simmance Partnership -

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