Category Manager I Healthy Consumer Goods sector

Category Manager I Healthy Consumer Goods sector

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Category Manager I Healthy Consumer Goods sector (#397)
Trade Marketing
Brussels, Belgium
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A category manager role in an innovative company offering a good work-life balance !

Our client is a leading company in the drinks industry in Belgium and Europe. Their offices are located in Brussels.

Your challenge :

As Category Manager, you will report to the Head of Trade Marketing and Category Development Benelux (located in Brussels). You will have as direct colleague a Trade Marketing Manager, and a Category Manager located in the Netherlands. You will be in charge of :
  • carrying out Category Management projects on 2 product categories, cross-retailers;
  • gathering and sharing market, channel, customer, shopper and category insights.

Your responsibilities :

  • Develop a category vision based on market, channel, shopper and category insights;
  • Define the place and role of your categories in the stores (rayon, check out, display, …)
  • Define the ideal assortment and planogramme for each retailer
  • Measure and evaluate out of stock issues and come up with solutions
  • Define the optimal presentation of your category in the points of sales (decision tree)
  • New product development: identify potential new developments (products, packagings and channels) and estimate the commercial potential (product, channel, volume, margin, price)
  • Lead and follow-up projects such as re-modelings and planogrammes
  • Identify new growth opportunities : gap analyse per customer based on assortment, distribution, shelf presentation, field activities, promotions, etc.)
  • Synthetise gap analyse per customer in commercial Kpi’s
  • Carry out business reviews with the customers in order to facilitate the implementation of the company's strategy
  • Share your expertise and best practices with your colleagues (Kam’s Home, Kam’s OOH, field sales team, marketing), with the top management and the subsidiaries located in the other countries
  • Be in charge of the contacts with Nielsen (organisation of presentations, reportings, monitor servicing,…), and shopper research agencies.

Your profile :

  • Master degree
  • Trilingual NL/FR/EN
  • Knowlege of  MS office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Cognos, GlobalData, GFK
  • Knowledge of Nielsen and Nitro
  • 4 to 6 years experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to mix strategy and operations
  • Good presentation skills

What's in it for you ?

Our client offers an enjoyable work atmosphere, in a human-size structure. Attention to the work-life balance is key. The company offers the possibility to work one day per week from home.
Category Manager
Category Manager

Interested? Email or call me

Leslie Van Cauwenberghe

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