Job Details

FMCG Category Lead

  • £35,500 per annum
  • Greenwich, London
  • Full Time

Job Overview:

We are seeking a talented FMCG Category Lead for a global retailer opening their first store in the UK. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the product categories within the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector. This includes driving sales growth, enhancing product assortment, negotiating with suppliers, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to achieve business objectives. The role demands a deep understanding of market trends, consumer behavior, and competitive landscape within the FMCG sector.


Category Management:

  • Create and execute category strategies to meet sales, profitability, and market share targets.
  • Study market trends, consumer behaviors, and competitor actions to shape category plans.
  • Enhance product assortment, pricing, and promotional tactics.

Supplier Relationship Management:

  • Negotiate terms and contracts with suppliers and distributors to secure favorable pricing and promotional support.
  • Cultivate and sustain robust relationships with key suppliers to ensure timely delivery and high-quality products.
  • Oversee supplier performance and address any arising issues.

Sales and Marketing:

  • Work with sales and marketing teams to plan and implement promotional activities.
  • Design engaging marketing campaigns to boost consumer interest and sales growth.
  • Track and evaluate sales performance, modifying strategies as needed.

Inventory Management:

  • Oversee inventory levels to ensure product availability while minimizing surplus stock.
  • Collaborate with supply chain teams to forecast demand and plan for seasonal fluctuations.
  • Implement efficient inventory control measures to reduce waste and enhance efficiency.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Coordinate with finance, supply chain, and operations teams to align category plans with overall business goals.
  • Lead cross-functional projects to foster category innovation and growth.
  • Present category performance and insights to senior management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or a related discipline.
  • At least 5 years of experience in category management, preferably within the FMCG industry.
  • Strong negotiation skills and experience in supplier management.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and category management software.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Capability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strategic mindset with a focus on achieving results.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary: £35,500 per annum.
  • Comprehensive Training: A 4-week intensive training program overseas with all accommodation and expenses covered. This is your chance to immerse yourself in the company's culture and operations.
  • Career Development: Join a well-established worldwide company that offers extensive opportunities for professional growth and development.


Ellie Mullane Recruitment Executive

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