Category Manager

  • Sales & Marketing
  • London
  • Competitive USD / Year
  • Salary: £Competitive

Job role

Andros Category Management Team is viewed as key to the delivery of ambitious growth plans and to developing future growth plans.

This role is critical in allowing Andros to demonstrate our knowledge and leadership across the chilled desserts and yoghurts categories and to drive the development of progressive & successful partnerships with the retailers.

Main tasks and responsibilities:

To enhance, progress and leverage our Category relationships with major Grocery customers
To work ever more closely & collaboratively as a Category Adviser (or Challenger)
Deliver credible, insight led & actionable recommendations to support the growth of the category, customer & Andros within
To advise retailers through key decision making periods, effectively influencing range, space and distribution decisions
To ensure that a comprehensive category approach is taken in consideration of both brand and retailer brand
To work in collaboration with Marketing to:
o   Provide the external perspective the business on the consumer, shopper, retailer and competitor landscape for our categories, developing relevant knowledge

Identify key questions & challenges for the category or business
Identifying gaps & opportunities
Support the development of consumer/shopper & category centric NPD & initiatives
Develop compelling sell in stories
To be the voice of the shopper both internally & externally
Work with the Head of Category & Senior Category Manager to develop and embed category visions, drivers and strategies both internally & externally
Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the energy and ambition to make a significant contribution to the future success of the Andros business.  They will thrive in fast paced, action orientated environments and relish new challenges, managing multiple priorities and working collaboratively with their colleagues to deliver a shared goal.


FMCG background, preferably in UK market
A proven category manager with minimum 3 years’ experience

·         Knowledgeable in category management principles

·         Commercially aware

·         Exceptional communication and influencing skills

·         Ability to make insight simple, actionable & compelling

·         Excellent analytical thinking, attention to detail and interpretation of data

·         Ability to work under pressure whilst being highly organised and efficient

·         Able to manage short term deliverables in parallel to developing long term strategic thinking

·         Able build positive internal & external collaborative working relationships

·         Working knowledge of Circana/Nielsen, Kantar & Dunnhumby

·         Advanced MS Office


The Individual:

·         A ‘can do’ attitude, happy to ‘roll up’ their sleeves

·         Dynamic and creative with analytical integrity

Forward thinking and proactive
Has a natural curiosity to look beyond the brief & beyond the data, asking why?
Happy to have an opinion, to challenge and to be challenged
Location:  The role is office based, full time in West London (Hammersmith)

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