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Category Manager

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Salary: £35k - 45k per year

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 07 Sep 2018

Reference: 4169

A global organisation and world leading provider of innovative technologies to the automotive sector are looking for a Category Manager to join their team in Warwick. This position requires a commercial and driven mindset from someone with a technical/marketing background looking to step into a progressive, dynamic and forward thinking role. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize customer insights, market data and other available tools to develop, maintain & deploy 5 year plan for service category, ensuring marketing relevance, customer diversification, thought leadership and technological innovation
  • Define and implement key messages and umbrella concepts ensuring regular presence in trade magazines and trade shows
  • Be the leading expert for the category for EMEA, and ensure continuous communication & training, process leadership and tacit knowledge transfer to the local category and sales teams
  • Work with all category managers to ensure diagnostic capabilities are effectively developed and communicated in-line with replacement component strategies
  • Responsible for the 4P strategy for the category in EMEA region: Product, pricing, placement and promotion

Candidate Requirements:

  • Fluent in English. Any other EMEA language would be advantageous
  • Previous experience as a Category Manager within a technical/marketing position
  • Ability to work in multi-functional teams within a matrix organization
  • Understanding of business drivers, financial drivers and metrics to produce results
  • Ability to provide strategic & operational expertise to drive business results
  • Previous experience within the automotive industry would be advantageous