Category Manager

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Category
    Marketing & Advertising - Brand Manager
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

The Role

The Active Cosmetics category manager is responsible for the collaborative category development relationship with our external retail partners ensuring that we are growing the total category for the retailer and growing ACD's share of this. This will be done by being the category expert and working with retailers sharing insights and delivering projects which support a consumer's experience of shopping the Dermatological skincare category. The role will report into the Senior Category manager in ACD, who is responsible for developing and delivering the Dermatological skincare category vision for ACD.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Focused on building and maintaining strategic partnerships with retailers and leading on regular category trade meeting with market updates, range review alignment, and projects

* Lead on range reviews with internal stakeholder management designed from comprehensive data analysis, range and space elevation and using planogram development tools to support your recommendations and check compliance of execution post-implementation

* Strong digital expertise and ability to navigate the e-commerce channel

* Share category expertise both internally and externally

* Develop a close working relationship with the ACD commercial and marketing tribes to understand objectives and KPI's

* Support in strategy meetings using category and shopper expertise to build a story

* Maintain confidentiality with sensitive data both internally and externally

Essential Skills/Experience

� Experience in a similar role.

� Strong experience in a customer-facing role.

� Proven knowledge of retailer strategies and objectives.

� Experience in range reviews and using planogram software

� Experience with sales and shopper tools

� Strong data analysis capability

� Ability to review analytical forecasts in comparison to current retail sales

� Operating with discipline and attention to detail

� Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment

� Excellent teamwork skills with proven ability to collaborate across multiple disciplines to ensure product success and ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority


� Experience with one of the shoppers and sales tools such as Nielsen Answers, IRI and Kantar

What will you receive in return whilst working as a Category Manager

� A long term contract position until the end of December 2021

� The opportunity to join the world leading cosmetic brand

� £192.00 per day on a PAYE basis

� Flexibility to work from home or in office as you wish

� World class training and development

� Excellent benefits including pension, profit share and product discounts

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