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Category Strategy Manager 12m FTC

Join this well-recognised global business with a strong portfolio of food brands.
  • Home Counties, London, South East
  • Permanent, Full time
  • 70,000 - 80,000 DOE
  • Car allowance, bonus & strong blue-chip package
  • Food & Drink, Category & Insights, Consumer Goods, Marketing, Sales
  • 8/17069/7

Category Strategy Manager – 12m FTC


c2 days in South East office


Salary £70-80k (dependent of experience) plus car allowance; bonus; strong blue-chip package



  • Well-recognised global business with strong portfolio of food brands
  • People focused business with strong values orientation
  • Culture is positive, encourages connection and collaboration, prioritises communication and transparency, and promotes inclusion
  • Looking for a Category Strategy Manager – 12m FTC who can lead the development of Customer Category Plans by tailoring Global selling stories into exciting and insightful customer presentations for UK retailers



  • As Category Strategy Manager – 12m FTC you will drive strategic thought leadership within the business and with retail partners within the local market.
  • Enable the business to make informed decisions by providing a clear vision for the category, including growth drivers and shopper insights, to unlock and accelerate growth.
  • Lead the evolution of category strategy and principles across internal functions, ensuring alignment with prioritized growth drivers and building initiatives both internally and externally.
  • Elevate customer engagement through category-led growth initiatives at critical moments, supporting range reviews to unlock growth opportunities, and coordinating category growth communication with key customers.
  • Lead and develop direct reports to maximize their potential, integrating relevant shopper insights into customer communications, and providing thought leadership on the category to internal and external stakeholders.


Ideal candidate:

  • For this Category Strategy Manager – 12m FTC role you will need a proven track record in Category Management within FMCG or blue-chip organizations, with a focus on creating and leading strategic agendas.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and influence stakeholders, with a strong focus on customer impact and driving change in a matrix organization internationally.
  • Compelling Storytelling Skills…can offer excellent storytelling abilities, crafting narratives with clear calls to action to drive strategic initiatives forward.
  • Possess a solid strategic understanding and an action-focused mindset, driving growth initiatives with an enterprise mindset and delivering results through effective leadership.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate effectively across markets and functional boundaries, leading and developing high-performing teams to achieve organizational goals.


Benefits & details:

  • Strong salary & rewards: Up to £70-80k (dependent of experience) with c£9k car allowance, bonus and strong blue-chip package
  • Hybrid – 2 days in West London office – accessible from M40 / M4 / M3 areas


If you are ready for a high influence Category Strategy Manager – 12m FTC opportunity, then apply now!


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Stewart Wilson
Director - London
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