Senior Category Manager

Senior Category Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Category Manager to join our team.


  • Use insight to influence range and merchandising plans at category reviews;
  • Build and sustain relationships with key retail contacts;
  • Provide analytical support in the development of category plans;
  • Lead and develop a team of Execs;
  • Work with account teams to provide regular insights on opportunities within the grocery channel;
  • Provide detailed analysis and insights on category opportunities;
  • Manage key accounts with regular client meetings to drive category growth;
  • sharing category thought leadership with colleagues across EMEA and Kao USA;
  • Identifying category & shopper trends and translating these into actionable insight for Kao and customers;
  • aligning on a shopper vision with colleagues across EMEA and Kao US to drive synergies across markets;
  • Acting as the voice of Category and the Shopper within Kao UK through; attending UK Leadership Team Meetings as and when required.


  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Previous experience in a customer facing category role, within the FMCG sector;
  • Great analytical skills with a good knowledge of Kantar, IRI, Nielsen, dunnhumby data;
  • Trade Marketing or Category Management experience 3-4 years;
  • FMCG commercial experience. 6-7 years;
  • BSc/BA hons degree or equivalent.