Category Development Manager

The Advocate Group
Market related
Closing date
4 Nov 2019

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Job Type: Category Development Manager

Are you an ambitious data driven professional looking for a more strategically focused Category Management role?

Are you skilled in turning data into stories and creating regular opportunities?

Our client is a market leading global FMCG company, they are also category captains within retailers. They have a culture that celebrates creativity and passion. They look for resilient, self-regulated and strategic thinkers who want to develop relationships with Buyers.

The role of Category Development Manager will require:

  • Strategically identify a category activation plan within key retailers
  • Utilise a wide range of insight sources to recognise key drivers in category performance and create opportunities within customers
  • Leads the creation and delivery of the organisation's category vision
  • Work with the Commercial teams to create compelling category selling stories
  • Build strong relationships on a day-to-day basis and be proactive at managing the needs and expectations of immediate internal and external customers
  • Project work – specific responsibilities as determined by team leader
  • Act as focal point for all development and communication to the wider team on one key brand area

Role requirements:

  • Highly competent of analysing sale data, utilising multiple data sources
  • A confident communicator with ability to clear communicate across departments
  • A technical grasps to create and sell stories
  • Previously worked in a category or insight related role.
  • Previous exposure to FMCG sectors
  • 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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