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Category Executive

01/12/21 Kildare Neg

Permanent full-time

One of Europe’s fastest-growing food businesses is seeking an experienced Category Executive to join their growing team in North Kildare.

The successful candidate will support and coordinate core business category projects from feasibility to implementation. They will work cross functionally to plan and execute the category management projects with key customers.

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven individual who would like to work in a dynamic and innovative growing environment, with an ambition to become an Account Manager or Trade Marketing Manager.

There will be regular travel to the business’ Midlands production site, plus travel to the UK as required.

Excellent salary and range of benefits on offer to the successful candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Build & manage relationships with key retailers through managing day to day communication, sharing quarterly category updates and leading the range review process, including planograms
  • Support the implementation of the category strategy through identification of trends, data analysis & focusing on achieving aligned goals such as space, range, visibility & distribution across key customers in Ireland and the UK
  • Support the Commercial team to develop long term sustainable relations with an agenda focused on insight lead product and category innovation
  • Assist the Field Sales team on delivering core range objectives through the development of a category management toolkit
  • Monitor and report regularly on category performance & trends across markets and retailers, competitor activity, consumer and customer needs
  • Understand the macro environment and drive action based on your insights - be the voice of the category, shopper & consumer

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in category / marketing roles in FMCG
  • Third level education in a Business, Marketing or a related discipline
  • Strong time management capabilities - ability to work agile, on your own initiative and to strict deadlines
  • A detailed understanding of the FMCG environment and experience of dealing with key retailers category initiatives
  • A demonstrated ability to support cross functional teams to deliver brand or category development projects
  • Good communicator, strong presentation skills, someone who enjoys operating in an entrepreneurial fast paced environment
  • Independently minded and confident to influence at senior management levels
  • Experience working with data platforms such as Kantar, IRI, Nielsen & Dunnhumby is desirable

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Please apply by sending your CV to Laura Duffy at laura@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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