Category Development Manager (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Accolade Wines UK

  Weybridge, England

Category Development Manager

Salary up to £37,000 per annum dependent on experience plus excellent benefits and staff wine allowance.

About the role and location

We have an opportunity for a Category Development Manager to join our Commercial Team at our UK Head Office in Weybridge, close to the train and town centre, with free parking on site.

About Accolade Wines

Drawing on our proud heritage as one of the first wineries established in Australia, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company with some of the world’s best known brands sold in over 140 countries and have more than 1,700 talented employees in 19 countries.  Today our portfolio comprises of more than 35 wineries and brands from premium regions in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and California.  This breadth makes us one of the world’s leading providers of New World premium, commercial and value wines. In the UK our most popular and market leading brands are Hardy’s, Kumala and Echo Falls. Visit our Echo Falls Instagram page to see our latest social media campaign https://

About the role - Key Accountabilities

  • Designs and delivers short to medium term category activation plans within designated customers on our focus categories across range, merchandising and promotions.
  • Utilises the full suite of insight sources to identify the key drivers of category performance and highlight the risks and opportunities to our priority customers.
  • Leads certain elements and is integral to  the creation and delivery of the organisation's category vision
  • Works with the Brand, Insight and Sales teams to create compelling category selling stories
  • Build strong relationships on a day-to-day basis and is proactive at managing the needs and expectations of immediate internal and external customers

About you

  • You will be able to collect and shape insight into compelling customer centred category selling stories, demonstrate a deep understanding of the needs of our customers at a strategic level and build into short to medium term strategies.
  • You will have at least 3 years’ demonstrable experience in a marketing or sales role in an FMCG environment and be  competent in Microsoft Office plus other agency or retailer specific software (e.g. Dunnhumby, Kantar Worldpanel Online).
  • You will have the flexibility to work out of office hours to accommodate the occasional call with our Australian colleagues and have the ability to travel to our Accolade Park site near Bristol,  if required.

About the offer

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a fantastic range of benefits including medical cover pension scheme and staff wine allowance.

Closing Date: 4th November 2018

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