PIE Recruitment

Category Manager - Health & Beauty

£40k - 48k per year + Fantastic Bonus, Car & Benefits
06 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
JN -082016-1266
Liza Lucas
Marketing Disciplines
Category Management , Marketing
Industry Sector
Beauty / Cosmetics, FMCG, Healthcare
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Head of, Manager
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role
Category Manager

Category Manager - Health & Beauty

Outer London

  • £40,000 - £48,000 Basic Salary
  • Company Car
  • Bonus
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • Great Soft Benefits

About our Client:

This is a smaller business underneath a bigger corporate umbrella giving the chance to be creative and entrepreneurial, whilst having the support of the bigger business there when required. No red tape, just a company who are serious about developing their offering in grocery. 

With a strong NPD pipeline for 2017, this is a business constantly looking to innovate across their categories. They are serious about what they do and they have a lot of fun doing it. They need people who truly want to roll up their sleeves and be part of the team driving this great company. 

About the Role: 

Due to promotion, growth and investment in the category marketing function a fantastic new opportunity has been created. This Category Manager role needs FMCG and data experience ideally with knowledge of top 6 retailers and some customer facing sales experience. 

You will create, develop and become the leader in this division for the UK category team continuing to grow share. This is the hub of the commercial business, making recommendations based on the data, setting of promotional strategy and working very closely with the Sales and Marketing teams.


  • Working with your customers and senior management team to create a Strategic Customer Account Plan
  • Develop, agree and execute annual Joint Business Plans with accounts to deliver the agreed business growth
  • Creating robust and accurate forecasting plans
  • Working closely internal key stakeholders to make sure agreements are aligned
  • NPD

Distribution & Visibility

  • Development and introduction of NPD to your accounts
  • Be constantly looking for additional opportunities over and above the plan

About you: 

We are looking for a forward thinking Category Manager wanting a step change in career direction with an agile SME business within a much bigger company. Being heavily involved in shopper studies would be highly advantageous with clear understanding of a range of data. We need someone who is willing to be entrepreneurial think outside of the box, spotting trends while being objective and does not mind continuing to mould the culture of this fast growing business. If it sounds like you then please give me a call.  

About Us: 

PIE Recruitment gets straight to the point - we don't just find great individuals - we build great teams. With specialist delivery across the Sales & Marketing spectrum we offer insight and expertise into the Consumer, Retail, Technology, Automotive and Business to Business Markets. 

Founded by an experienced team with a passion for customer experience and effective delivery we provide the full range of recruitment solutions - contingent, retained search, advertised selection, talent pooling and discrete, informative market mapping. 

Contact us for more information on 01494 590404 / info@pie-recruitment.com

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