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Stuart Moore

Managing Director (Senior Finance & Marketing Roles)

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Marketing Category Manager

Job Details

£35000 - £40000 per annum + plus benefits

Job Description

Our client is a leading automotive supplier who enjoy an enviable reputation in their field of expertise. They are now looking to recruit a suitably experienced individual, with a background in the automotive aftermarket sector (ideal), to join their UK/Eire marketing team as a Marketing Category Manager.

This is a multi-faceted role with responsibility for implementing pricing policies, develop a category marketing plan and ensuring that all global marketing strategies are adapted for the localised markets.

Our client is looking to recruit for this role ASAP. In return, you will enjoy a competitive annual salary with an excellent benefits package and genuine growth and development opportunities. Workplace location is Leamington Spa, however the company have a WFH policy in place so there is flexibility with regards to this.

Marketing Category Manager key responsibilities;

  • Strategy – Using customer insights, market data and other available tools to develop, maintain and deploy a category plan in the UK/Eire marketplace. Ensuring you are leveraging growth opportunities at all times.
  • Pricing – Define and implement a pricing strategy for each category with support from the pricing team, ensuring competitiveness and margin optimisation.
  • Promotion – Develop a category promotion plan, measure performance with support of management, to maximise sales revenue and market share.
  • Channel – explore all channel opportunities & define strategy and implementation plan for each channel.
  • Produce – Define category range requirements and ensure communication of needs to product management team. Adapt marketing material around country category, to build awareness.
  • Customer Segmentation – Define internal and external category deployment plan and execute with customers.
  • Field visits and events – Run focus groups, visit customers & support sales team in the field. Participate at events as required to develop customer relationships and stay connected to the marketplace.

Key experience required for this role;

  • Experienced in marketing, category management, sales or trade marketing role within the automotive industry sector.
  • Ability to work in multi-functional teams in a large organisation.
  • Good commercial acumen, able to understand commercial drivers & metrics to produce agreed results.
  • Able to develop innovative solutions for customers and to develop projects within given parameters.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • General IT abilities/PC literacy (MS Office Suite).
  • UK driving license (some travel required).

If you feel that you have the skills and industry experience that our client is looking for, please apply today for a fast response. For more information, please contact Stuart Moore at Plus One in the first instance.

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