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A leading global FMCG company in Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, is looking to hire an innovative Category Development Manager who is able to create solutions for its consumers.

Job Description

Role: Category Development Manager
Employment type: Full Time
Location: Kings Hill

Key Accountabilities

  • To support the development of Category Strategies and influence retailers to implement recommendations tailored to their specific needs
  • To develop and deliver effective external category selling stories, tailored by customer as required, to support new category growth initiatives with key customers
  • To develop and agree activation plans for key initiatives including merchandising and promotion recommendations
  • To monitor, evaluate & communicate changes in category, customer dynamics and competitor activities and recommend actions to address issues and opportunities affecting the category and/or KC brands
  • To recommend actions to address category and/or Kimberly-Clark issues through influencing retailer partners

Education & Experience

You will need to be:

  • A pro-active, confident, highly collaborative and numerate individual who can successfully build business relationships and present recommendations in an influential and persuasive manner.
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent and ideally possess a sales/marketing or business focused degree.
  • Extensive experience in a category role or closely related field.
  • Experience working within UK FMCG market would be an advantage.

Technical/Professional Skills

  • Strong numerical, analytical and communication skills are essential as is the ability to use these skills in a high-pressured environment.

Personal Attributes/Key Behaviours

  • Strong influencing and leadership skills
  • Results oriented
  • Innovative solution development and problem solving
  • Self-motivated and assertive with internal and external contacts
  • Ability to work effectively in a matrix organisation
  • Experience of successfully creating and maintaining business relationships
  • Experience of persuasively presenting strategic recommendations
  • Ability to influence behaviours cross-functionally and at all business levels


*Please note that this role will remain open until an offer has been made and accepted.

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