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Category Manager

1170 Brussels


1170 Brussels

Full job description

Are you an ambitious and talented Category Manager?

Ferrero Benelux commercial BU is based in Brussels, employs around 130 people and consistently grows as one of the leading companies within the chocolate and confectionery industry (turnover of 180 million euros net sales). To reinforce the Belux Trade Marketing team, Ferrero is currently looking for a “Category Manager”.

What will be your main missions?

  • Developing a category & shopper marketing plan and implementing it ;
  • Having a sound understanding of the shopper’s profile and conducting research to gather additional insights if required ;
  • Analyzing market figures and being able to report monthly statements;
  • Develop a promotional strategy, analyze results in terms of turnover and profitability and create sales argumentation for key accounts and field force.
  • Together with Key Account Managers and the Field Sales Managers, establishing the priorities in terms of activities on the point of sale
  • Be an expert of in-store communication and develop communication & display tools adapted to the retailer;
  • Regular meetings with the retailers to share category vision, insights, plano recommendations and projects in search of category growth
  • Manage the annual budget (funds and A&P)
  • Manage and develop an intern.
Job Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • Master’s degree in economics, marketing, commercial engineering (or equivalent by experience)
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in the FMCG sector in category management and shopper insights
  • Mastery of Nielsen tools & GFK Report Management
  • Knowledge of the FMCG & Retail world
  • Highly motivated, stress resistant and ready to evolve in a high demanding environment.
  • Autonomy, sense of initiative and assertivity
  • Team player, flexible and results-oriented
  • Good Mastery of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Good analytical skills (work with facts & figures) and interpersonal relationship skills. Working closely and communicating efficiently with all the departments of the company (Sales, Marketing, Finance, …) ;
  • Fluent in Dutch, French and English;
What do we offer?

  • The possibility of working within an international company, manufacturing and marketing famous brands that are leaders on their market.
  • A young, dynamic, challenging and professional work environment
  • An attractive salary package and growing opportunities within an international company.
Additional Information

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