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Senior Category Analyst

Job Title: Senior Category Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Rosie Williamson
Contact Email:
Job Published: 6 months ago

Job Description

Role Title
Senior Category Analyst - FMCG
From £35k

Role Profile
My client, a leading Health & Beauty wholesale business, is looking to appoint a Senior Category Analyst to join their head office team based in Manchester. This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic individual with a mixed merchandising and analytical FMCG background to join a growing wholesale business with a turnover of approx. £60m supplying into over 5,000 retailers.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Leading the Category Management services provided to major customers.
  • Line management of one direct report and the coordination and engagement with various departments that support the end-to-end supply chain.
  • Product trading setup and administration.
  • Analysis of customer retail sales data with appropriate recommendations on sales patterns, stock and forecasts.
  • Support for the preparation of presentations and bids.
  • To gain a detailed understanding of the products, the marketplace, brand strategy and how specific products will fit into a customer's retail offering.
  • Daily, weekly and monthly reporting related to sales business metrics, workflow, planning, forecasting and KPI performance.

Skills & Experience

  • Category management and administration
  • Demand/ forecast analysis
  • Analysis of In-Season Trading utilising customer stock & sales models
  • Supply chain management and processing
  • Range analysis & planning
  • Sales account management and/or coordination
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, including data modelling, lookups and pivot tables

Personal Attributes

  • Strong team work and leadership skills.
  • The ability to operate independently against prioritised requirements whilst supporting other people within their team.
  • The ability to be able to manage simultaneously a number of complex issues and continue to support driving the operation in the right direction.
  • Someone who can work well under pressure in a calm manner, and doesn't get distracted from the end goal.
  • To be a self-starter with energy who is able to consistently deliver a high quality of work in a dynamic environment.
  • Someone who has the ability to operate and communicate with both customers, internal colleagues and senior directors in the business.

Client information
Our client is a leading Health & Beauty wholesale business

From £35k

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