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Head of Category Management

  • £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
  • London
  • BBBH1203_1578393602

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly expanding, premium consumer goods business as Head of Category Management. The company are a true challenger brand with a truly inspiring vision and values.

The ideal candidate will have a background in category management where they have worked with UK grocery retailers. This is a hands-on role where you will be managing a small, junior category team and so we are looking for someone who can think strategically but is also used to getting their hands dirty. The business invests in external data and so you will be responsible for feeding this back into internal teams in order to make better strategic decisions.

The main responsibility for this role is to lead and develop the category agenda and vision. You will manage the UK category strategy and feed into EU category teams whilst managing a team of category specialists. This is an extremely important role in order to help the business to continue to grow their retail presence.

The company are a true challenger brand in that over 90% of their competition is from FTSE 100 business. Their core competency is that they’re ethically minded and all of the team are bought into the vision.

The key requirements of the Head of Category are:

  • Category Management background with experience of dealing with grocery customers
  • Strong customer collaboration experience – although you won’t directly manage every customer they should know who you are
  • People management experience with ability to coach and mentor high potential members of the team
  • Can demonstrate that they can succeed in a small but growing business
  • Passionate about disruptive challenger brands
  • Passion, drive and ambition to succeed
  • Degree level education or equivalent

This is a fantastic opportunity for a senior category professional to take on a leadership role with a culture-lead business at an exciting time. You will be creative, number-savvy and looking for a challenge. If this sounds like you then don’t hesitate to apply below!

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