Category Executive (Merchandising - Skincare)

Leatherhead, Surrey
£28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus & holidays
15 Nov 2016
12 Dec 2016
Manpower UK
Job Type
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation. Our client Unilever is currently looking for a Category Executive (Merchandising - Skincare) based at Unilever's prestigious facility in Leatherhead. This is a full time temporary role for a period of 12 months starting on 5th December 2016 (with potential to extend/become permanent), working a 37.5 hour week (Mon-Fri), paying up to £35,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.

Category Management plays a central role in Unilever creating and delivering strategies and insight for our categories and working with retailers to bring these ideas to life and shelf.

The purpose of this role is to collate and analyse data and turn this data into insights for Unilever and our retailers. The Category and Merchandising Executive would then deliver this insight to the retailer and use it to make range and merchandising recommendations, promotional suggestions and strategy ideas to drive growth for the total category.

Build great relationships with Buyers and Merchandisers:
- Build strong relationships with buyers, merchandising and category planners across retailers
- Take the category strategies to customer utilising it develop tailored joint category plans, making the strategy live and breathe on a daily basis.
- Be the first port of call for buyers, Customer Account Managers (CAMs) and brand managers on Category performance, opportunities and risks.
Win at Range reviews:
- Provide category range, space and distribution advice for retailers at range review alongside merchandising recommendations.
- Build planograms supporting the Range and Merchandising changes.
- Monitor the implementation and success of the review on in store.
Deliver continuous insight through performance monitoring:
- Complete regular performance updates both internally and externally, extracting insights from these sources and using them to continually bring opportunities for growth to the Customer and Unilever.
- Provide analytical support for the Category Manager to develop the trade category plan with retailers.
- Evaluate promotional and competitor activity in the market and share learnings with the wider team.
Be the voice of the Shopper & Customer internally with Sales and Marketing:
- Bring the shopper and customer view to the table to the brand team aiding in the delivery of innovation launches, promotional plans and Joint Business Plan (JBP) building.
Live the Unilever Values & Standards of Leadership:
- Make a positive difference to every day to make Unilever a great place to work
- Live the standards of leadership
- Prioritise personal development and develop team members through coaching, mentoring and individual development plans

- Data analysis and insight generation
- Relationship building
- FMCG market knowledge
- Ideally Range and Merchandising experience

Reports to: Category Manager
Manages: N/A

Team: Category Team/Customer Development
Leaders: Category Manager & Shopper Marketing Director, Sales Director

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