Job Summary

Category Manager Job, Ascot

The leading distributor of international health and beauty brands in the UK retail market is looking for an Account Manager / Category Manager in Ascot. Reporting into and working closely with the Sales and Marketing Director, you will also work closely with the Head or Marketing and the Marketing team to create and implement retailer specific marketing and promotional plans.

  • Ascot (Berkshire, England)Job location
  • £35000 - £41000 per annumEstimated job salary
  • Permanent (Full-Time)Employment type
Job Description

Category Manager Job, Ascot

Job title: Category Manager / Account Manager

Industry: Health & Beauty

Location: Ascot

Salary: c£35,000

The leading distributor of international health and beauty brands in the UK retail market is looking for an Account Manager / Category Manager in Ascot. Reporting into and working closely with the Sales and Marketing Director, you will also work closely with the Head of Marketing and the Marketing team to create and implement retailer-specific marketing and promotional plans.

You will receive a fantastic range of benefits which includes 25 days holiday + 1 day for your birthday, free parking, a Workplace Pension Scheme, group Life Assurance Scheme, Group Critical Illness Scheme, Group Income Protection Scheme, a Healthcare package and a Discretionary Profit Share Scheme.

With a focus on Key Account Management, you will be responsible for identifying opportunities to increase sales and margin and managing brand strategies and categories.

As an Account Manager / Category Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Building and developing relationships with Brand and Retailer counterparts to work towards joint objectives
  • Creating and managing retailer Joint Business Plans, including the marketing budgets
  • Monitoring retail sales data
  • Creating and pitching NPD presentations, implementing NPD launches and new retailer partnerships
  • Creating new opportunities both planned and ad-hoc, in line with brand objectives, to grow revenue and increase market share
  • Creating and presenting monthly reports
  • Managing promotion form submission, promotion implementation, tracking, analysis and compliance

We are looking for an Account Manager / Category Manager who has the following skills and experiences:

  • Experience working with health & beauty brands / FMCG as an Account Executive/Senior Account Executive/Buyer or Account Manager, ideally with an FMCG background
  • Experience of working with retailers & e-tailers and exposure to creating/delivering retail strategies and managing Joint Business Plans
  • Highly analytical with an excellent eye for detail
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills and ability to build relationships
  • Organisational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a wider team
  • Strong MS office skills, particularly Excel and Powerpoint
  • Enthusiastic and passionate with a ‘can do’ attitude

You will be working Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00 with an hour for lunch. You will be based from offices in Ascot but with the flexibility to work remotely. UK travel may be required.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business that prides itself on its continuous record of bringing niche, emerging brands and products to the market and strategically building them into sought-after market-leading brands.

To apply for this role as Account Manager / Category Manager, please click apply online and upload an updated copy of your CV.