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Wallace Hind Selection
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: OTE £55,000 t
Location: Hertfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Lyons
Sector: B2C
Category: Development Jobs
We are the market leaders in our sector of consumer goods and wish to recruit a Category Development Manager to manage our commercial strategic across Europe.

SALARY:     OTE;   OTE £ 55,000 to £58,000   9 Month Fixed Term Contract

BENEFITS: Competitive salary plus bonus + Car Allowance + Excellent Flexible Benefit Package

LOCATION: Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire, Midlands

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS:   Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Oxford, Watford, Hemel Hempstead

JOB SPECIFICATION: Category Development Manager – 9 months FTC

As a Senior Category Development Manager you will work closely with our Product Marketing team, the Channel Marketing team and the Sales team on multiple projects across various channels. You will have responsibility for creating key strategic business plans and value propositions within each of our product categories and with our major UK and European Retailers, eTailers, Distributors and on-Line customers.

As a Senior Category Development Manager this role is seen as a senior appointment within our Marketing team and as such allows an opportunity to take real ownership. This client facing role will have regular contact with a range of Key customers across the UK and Europe to present our category strategies and our future vision to drive growth

REQUIREMENTS: Category Development Manager – 9 months FTC

Key tasks include:
  • Creating and developing growth opportunities via multiple channels (retail,etail, on-line, distribution and B2B).
  • Analysis of Market intelligence data and quarterly review of annual category plans by product and key accounts.      
  • Provide feedback on strategy execution and initiate any necessary changes to the European business plan.
  • Create Market Share Maps - Working with Channel Marketing, Product Management, Sales teams and major accounts across Europe to identify growth or potential opportunities.
  • Building market share via NPD initiatives.
  • Become the Category “go to expert” and voice of the customer.

We are a market leading global manufacturer looking for a Senior Category Manager to works across all trading channels within the UK and Europe.

As a true Global Market Leader, we pride ourselves in reaching the world on a daily basis with our products. Businesses and workers in more than 100 countries use our products each day, and our reach is enhanced through a strategic manufacturing and distribution network.  Our European business is highly innovative and our cultural values encourage creativity, ownership and autonomy which will enable individuals and our business to grow


We are looking for degree qualified individuals who want to take ownership and have the relevant Category Management experience across multiple channels.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: 

Category Development Manager, Business Development, Marketing Manager, Product Management, Channel Marketing, Channel Development, Channel Sales, Channel Manager.  Across any Consumer goods market with a Branded product offering, such as FMCG, Stationery, Household, CE, Electrical, DIY, Gardening but we are open on any Branded arena

NOTE: This is a 9 Month Fixed Term Contract role but is seen a senior appointment and you will be given the full responsibility and autonomy.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Ian Lyons quoting Category  Manager reference IL1611-65 to DD: +Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +


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