Head of Product & Category

Location
Homeworking
Salary
£55000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted
07 Apr 2021
Closes
05 May 2021
Ref
MASH-34182
Marketing Disciplines
Category Management
Industry Sector
Consumer Goods
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Head of
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role
Category Manager
Head of Product & Category

Elevation have exclusively partnered with a fantastic consumer and trade products organisation as they look to recruit a Head of Product & Category.

The company are around the Doncaster Area in South Yorkshire and you will be expected to come to the office 1 or 2 days per week

Reporting into the Marketing Director you will be responsible for:

*As the Head of Product / Category you will manage a team of Category Managers to support the company's ambitious growth plan across all of the company brands / divisions
*You will mentor and develop the team to work cross functionally across the business, extending the reach of your products to the retail / trade market, whilst considering the future expansion of e-commerce
*You will implement new processes and systems and harmonise the group ways of working
*You will drive consumer insights into a strong category strategy to grow sales and build on the brand managing the end to end performance
*You will work with the team to ensure consistent development of the Go to market plan - define retailer requirements, distribution plans, support the marketing strategy
*You will work with Sales, National Accounts, Design and Senior Management to ensure the company are working as 'one' and minimize cross over with brands and category groups
*You will support the team in product issues including supply, factory issues etc

What specific technical knowledge and competencies does the Job Holder require?

*The company are looking for a candidate who can show credibility and resilience, is motivational and has gravitas within their team and at senior level
*You will be approachable in your management style with strong experience working with cross functional teams to innovate and inspire
*You will be commercially minded in your approach to the role and have proven experience within Product Marketing, Management and Category Development for preferably consumer goods, retail trade supply or similar
*Strong team management

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