Category Manager - FMCG / OTC

EU75000 to EU100000 per annum
27 Mar 2017
24 Apr 2017
Connor Fielder
Contract Type
Full Time
Hyper Recruitment Solutions are currently searching for a Category Manager within the FMCG / OTC space to join a Global Pharmaceutical company based in the Gent area of Belgium. Within the role of Category Manager, you will be responsible for developing and growing the Product Portfolio through implementing strategy across Europe and driving NPD initiatives.


Your duties as the Category Manager - FMCG / OTC will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. You will be responsible for the completion and analysis of consumer research to gather market information, with the view of translating this data into actionable targets to drive continuous growth.

2. You will be required to work closely with the category team to build brand strategy across all areas of the marketing mix including Branding, Package design, Pricing and Positioning while also developing the Global Consumer toolkit including Advertising, Digital Platforms, Sales Detailing and POS.

3. You will be required to cross-functionally manage New Product Development initiatives and drive Brand Innovation.

4. You will be responsible for maintaining relationships with external agencies who aid in Advertising, Package design, Media planning and Market research.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Category Manager - FMCG / OTC we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in Business related subject is essential with a Masters being highly advantageous.

2. Proven industry experience within the FMCG, OTC or Non-prescription Healthcare market is essential with International experience being highly advantageous.

3. Excellent communication skills and fluency in both written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of other languages is desirable.

Key Words: Category Manager | OTC | FMCG | Marketing | Brand Manager | Belgium | International | Digital Marketing | Branding | Non-prescription |

Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS) is an Equal Opportunities employer that is happy to welcome applications for any applicant who fulfil the role requirements for this position. HRS is a company exclusively supporting the science and technology sectors and is made up of a collaboration of scientists supporting science. We look forward to helping you with your next career moves.

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