We are looking for a Category Manager for a family-owned, global company with iconic brands that get kids and adults enthusiastic!

About the role: 

As Customer & Category Development Manager, you will be responsible for the development of a cluster of customers in close collaboration with the KAM & for the national development of a category (portfolio & activity management) for the BeLux market.

Main Responsibilities:

At category level:

  • Define national activities grid according to specific business-need (promo, event, etc.) and aligned with brand plans
  • Track category performance & analyze promo/activity efficiency
  • Provide the guidelines for the in-store implementation (plano, field argu., etc)
  • Provide support for sales argumentation for customer meeting
  • Management of the A&P budget

At customer level:

  • Identification of business opportunities for growth
  • Performance analysis, monitoring & tracking (sell-in/out ) with the aim to understand key performance drivers, risks / challenges and opportunities
  • Monitor the development of the customer plan. Pilot the tracking, overview of actionables and enable all information & tools needed are ready to implement the plan
  • Compliance tracking of customer activities (follow up of activities, monitoring & analysis of the effectiveness, etc.)
  • Offer management in line with the agreed customer plan.

Who we are looking for:

  • Master in Sales/Marketing or other Business Field
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in a sales or trade marketing role
  • Knowledge of FMCG dynamics & understanding of the BeLux food retail environment
  • Category management expertise (promo, assortment analysis, planogram, etc.)
  • P&L management
  • Analytical skills from category & customer performances to financial dimension
  • Familiar with data management (Nielsen, GFK, etc.)
  • Skilled communicator, at ease with social interactions
  • Fluent in French & English, Dutch is a plus

To apply for this job please visit headsandhunters.be.

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