Catergory Marketing Executive / Graduate Opportunity
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Category Marketing Executive (Graduate Opportunity)
Corby, Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Commutable from Kettering, Leicester, Northampton, Peterborough
Salary up to ú19-21k, depending on experience
Our client is a leading food producer with a turnover of ú1.5 billion and over 22,000 employees based in sites across the UK and Eire. The company has a stated ambition to be the æsupplier of choice to UK and Irish retailers in added value convenience foodsÆ and produces a wide range of own-label and powerful branded products.
They are currently looking for a Category Marketing Executive to support the Category Manager in maintaining and developing data management tools, through analysis and interpretation of market EPOS and panel data alongside consumer research, identify and monitor retail trends to enable the Category Manager to gain a clear insight into competitor activity.
Your main responsibilities will be to:
Develop a strong understanding of our clients market place products, consumers and competitors
Gauge consumer acceptance of retailers current/new products in terms of ingredients and packaging design through market research
Co-ordination of market data (AC Nielsen) - achieving the highest standard of accuracy from the data by constantly reviewing its consistency & updating suppliers with product information such as new / amended / promotional barcodes
Ensuring the compatibility of market data reports between our client & ACN - Interpret data and highlight key issues enabling commercial team to have a constant insight into market activities
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 18 months experience in chilled food manufacturing environment with a working knowledge of Tesco / Sainsburys or Morrisons and preferably a minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience. You will have strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret and identify trends and will need to work to a high degree of accuracy. You will be computer literate especially in excel, word and powerpoint. Experience of TNS /A C N / Epos data would be an advantage. You will be self-motivated and be able to work well under pressure.