Category Executive

The Advocate Group
Central London
Market related
Closing date
4 Nov 2019

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Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Type: Category Development Executive

Location: Central London

Sector: FMCG / Food

Are you an ambitious data driven professional looking for a career in FMCG Category Management?

Are you a natural when it comes to interpreting data and making the complex simple?

Our client is a market leading FMCG Company, they are outselling and outperforming anyone else in their category. They have a culture that celebrates creativity and passion. They look for academic, switched on, driven individuals who are looking for a fantastic career full of fun!

The role of Category Development Executive will require:

  • Undertake 5P Analysis to uncover insights that deliver action-based category recommendations for retailers and the company
  • Develop category-leadership relationships with retailers by providing category recommendations for range reviews, key events and ad-hoc questions.
  • One weekly and monthly reporting to inform retailers’ strategies and tactics and to inform the business strategy.
  • Upskill the entire business on category thinking and support the sales team with killer category insights.
  • Help us identify the market opportunities and recommend tactics to cover them.
  • Inform the NPD process with market and shopper insights.

Role requirements:

  • Highly competent of analysing sale data, utilising multiple data sources
  • A confident communicator with ability to clear communicate across departments
  • Previously worked in an category or insight related role.
  • Previous exposure to the food or beverage industry
  • Educated to a degree level
  • Strong Excel Skills

To apply directly please send a copy of your CV to  or alternatively please apply via the link below.

Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 10 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role.

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When it comes to finding the right fit for your professional needs, a unique approach gets results. That’s why the Advocate Group provides a bespoke service for every requirement.

We use discerning Search & Selection techniques, normally associated with executive roles, to all permanent and interim key hires and candidates.

We’re the business partner that elevates your workforce and career. Our clients see us as an integral part of their company, with over 90% coming back with repeat business.



We have extensive experience, gained nationally and globally. Our network of contacts and research executives keep us informed about the challenges facing your industry.

To supplement the expert insights you share with us, our consultants are skilled in shaping recruitment strategies right for you.

We specialise in:

  • FMCG
  • Consumer Durables
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Distribution
  • Retail
  • Business Services
  • Financial Services
  • Technology


Contact Us
  • The Advocate Group
  • 1 St Peter's Square
  • Manchester,
  • M2 3DE
  • GB
  • 0161 639 0080 / 020 7871 8000
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