Head of Category and Insight

Kent, Maidstone
Good + 25 days holiday, health insurance, pension
19 Jan 2021
16 Feb 2021
Nicola Roberts
Job Level
Senior Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Category and Insight

We are working with a leading FMCG business who are seeking an experienced Head of Category and Insight to join their team.

Based in the rural Kent countryside just South of Maidstone you could join this leading client who has been operational for over 40 years and have a significant market share in the UK.

As the Head of Category and Insight, you will drive the company's engagement and influence with the retail trade by leveraging key shopper and category insights to deliver sustainable business and category growth. You will be a thought leader both internally and externally, be the voice of the shopper and consumer and drive shopper-centric action plans focused on creating category growth.

This is a Leadership and there is scope to make a significant impact on the businesses. We are therefore looking for someone who is a strategic thinker, action-oriented, able to make decisions and has a proven track record of delivering results.

As well as a very competitive salary the client offers an array of excellent benefits including 25 days holiday, medical and dental cover, travel and life insurance, good pension scheme and a discretionary bonus.

*Assistant to The Commercial Director
*Support to projects and collaborating with marketing to shape brand strategy and manage the portfolio and future product development.
*Management of the insight budget and data agencies
*Leadership and development of the category and insight function and team members
*Partnering with marketing to implement a research and learning plan to drive greater understanding of shoppers and consumers
*Support the achievement of the businesses commercial goals and provide the team with clarity on the opportunities and threats
*Guide suppliers and board on profitable and sustainable directions.
*Build strong relationships with customers across all relevant functions.
*Use this influence to leverage wins for the business for distribution/space/range in selected retailers.
*Develop and embed a multi-channel category vision within the business and the customers.
*Drive decision making through the provision of timely, to the point and credible insight.

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