Category Space Planner

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CATEGORY SPACE PLANNER

A vacancy has arisen for my client, a large global FMCG organisation based in Slough for the position of Category Space Planner. This is an excellent opportunity to further develop current new skills and learn new ones within a highly renowned and unique business. This role would be ideal for someone wanting to gain further experience and knowledge within the category growth market and solutions specifically in the confectionery industry. This role is for an immediate start for a minimum of 1 year with but could be made permanent. Hours per week are 37.5 and the pay rate will be £16.69 per hour.

THE ROLE

The role is to provide merchandising support for Account and Channel facing category managers focused towards a flawless execution of company processes whilst maintaining the management of the space planning dimension and image system. Working with the Category Managers in different accounts, channels and battlefields you will help identify optimal merchandising solutions to drive the most effective fixture for our customers and their shoppers. Providing real time fixture analytical support and highlighting gains and losses within range reviews is a key element of the role. In short, the job holder will be required to be the expert in the various customers merchandising plans. Building relationships with customer merchandising contacts. To that end, the Category Space Planner will play a pivotal role internally, providing key support to bring ideas and fixtures alive to enable sell in to the retailer and also a vital role in measuring successes delivered through customer range reviews. This role could be the first step in a career in Category Management.

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO:

*Hit the Numbers – Play your part in the delivery of the company confectionery targets and performance, delivered through merchandising support for the category team
*Support the maintenance and improvement of Category Trade Attitude Scores through providing best in class merchandising support
*Support the delivery of company’s objectives for space on base fixture and other new touch points around store, through creating compelling fixture plans
*Maintenance of product image and dimension library
*Analysis of category fixture plans received from customers to show gains / losses achieved
*Build fixture plan representations for battlefield, channel and segment planning
*Provide in merchandising centre support for customer range reviews
*Provide best in class recommendations for optimal fixture utilisation and comparison across different accounts
*Purchase Order Management Process for the Category team
*Responsible and accountable for the maintenance of category plans from retailers
*Cross reference and analysis of all retailer planograms across all channels
*Responsible for the maintenance of product image and dimension library
*Analysis of category fixture plans received from customers
*Support marketing and customer marketing with live image requests
*Responsible for fixture efficiency on merchandising rules, £ per linear footage and availability – to measure and drive action
*At customer support in merchandising centre’s to build live plans and provide fixture analysis on site
*Build relationships with merchandising contacts at the customer

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

*Previous experience working in a category division preferred
*Numerate and literate – ability to work with large amounts of data
*Advanced use of computer systems packages
*Space planning knowledge using Pro Space/Proteus systems or the ability to learn new systems quickly
*Attention to detail
*Priority Setting
*Driving for Results
*Customer Focus
*Planning
*Negotiation skills

ID #2201 Location London Industry Marketing Type Full Time Role Category Space Planner Career Level Middle Presence Remote

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