Senior Category and Insights Manager

REF: 898597_1552048197

  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: £60000 to £70000
  • Location: Rest of Ulster

MCS Group is working with a global fmcg leader on the recruitment of a key strategic role that requires an experienced professional with category management and market insights expertise.

This is a great opportunity to work with a highly talented team and be part of a market leading business, one that drive innovation and exciting product developments that capture consumer attention.

  • Establish and manage Consumer, Shopper insight Capability building efforts, and Shopper insight generation ensuring we exploit and optimise data and insights to develop effective business plans
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure shopper toolkits are built around category insights and opportunities.
  • Support the development of the joint BP process through ensuring category led joint customer plans.
  • Leverage existing insights more effectively to support the JVC engagement with customers
  • Provide senior management with market share analysis in line with expected timelines and routines.
  • Build and promote cross-functional, cross-System collaboration in relation to Category Development in the business unit.
  • Manage relationships with agency partners (e.g. Nielsen, Kantar) to increase efficiency in obtaining and interpreting market data, seize up latest trends and use latest available tools in the market.

We are looking for a leader, someone who can inspire and influence stakeholders including senior management to embrace insights and influence strategic agendas.

The successful candidate should have excellent analytical skills which will allow the generation of strong recommendations based on insights and a proven ability to deliver comprehensive business results through planning and scenario development. Furthermore you will have...

  • Commercial experience & strong commercial acumen backed by a comfort in dealing with analysis and numbers.
  • Previous experience in insights for channel or category marketing, customer development.
  • Previous experience managing and engaging a team of direct reports.

Being part of a market leading company you can expect a generous salary package and excellent benefits with a platform for ongoing career progression.

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please contact Karl Webb, Specialist Consultant at MCS Group on 028 9023 5456 or send an up to date CV via the link provided.

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