Senior Category Manager (12-month contract)

Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary Competitive


Our client is an award-winning consumer brand with their global headquarters in Newcastle upon Tyne where the role will be based 3 days a week. This is an exciting role working with one of the worlds most loved and trusted brands to plan and deliver the strategy for category plans.

Role responsibilities:

  • Define and own the strategic direction for assigned categories, driving commercial agendas to meet targets.
  • Lead the development of 4p action plans ensuring rigorous execution and timely delivery.
  • Develop compelling category strategies based on regional insights and data analysis to fuel growth.
  • Monitor and analyse category performance, making data driven adjustments to optimise results.
  • Drive innovation through NPD initiatives and support product teams throughout the launch process.
  • Collaborate with marketing teams to enhance organise sales through impactful activation plans.
  • Report on performance every month versus key competitors where applicable: share/sell in/sell out/margin contribution. If performance is tracking behind AOP the growth plans will need to be adapted accordingly.

Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency in insights, data platforms, Microsoft excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to turn insights into actionable plans.
  • Deep understanding of the marketing mix (4P) and it’s role in driving ROS
  • Leadership experience with a proven track record of motivating teams and driving results.
  • Excellent influencing skills and the ability to foster alignment across cross functional teams.
  • Curious, analytical and proactive mindset with a passion for driving growth.
  • Resilient and determined attitude with a drive to succeed and overcome obstacles.


  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance and Income Protection Scheme also available to company pension members
  • Private Healthcare via Vitality
  • Wellbeing Health Expenses scheme via Bupa
  • Cycle2Work
  • EarlyPay
  • Little Extras employee discount platform
  • Blended working between home and office
  • Access to Virgin Pulse
  • Additional Family / Special Occasion Leave


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