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Category Manager

Category Manager

  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £40000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Karen Brown

  • Contact email:

    karen.brown@volt.eu.com

  • Job ref:

    74109-SALMK-KAB_1556209032

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    78 weeks

  • Expiry date:

    2019-05-15

  • Start date:

    asap

  • Consultant:

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My Client, a major technology company are looking for a Category Manager

As an Category manager in the EMEA HQ organisation you will be working on growing the gaming business in EMEA by supporting the field as well as the HQ Category teams with planning & execution of key sales & marketing programs focused on driving purchase intent, conversion & post purchase advocacy & consumer lifetime value for devices, content, accessories, and services.

Your key responsibilities include:
*Driving & coordinating the rhythm of the business for the EMEA HQ Category team, which includes
·facilitating the weekly regional Team Calls (maintaining schedules, defining the agenda, moderating the calls as well as driving the associated follow-ups)
·writing a weekly business summary newsletter explaining the state of the business and sharing of key activities
·support with populating business review templates (with help from the LOB managers)
·maintaining team aliases and schedules
*Track the market share performance across the EMEA markets on a weekly basis and work with the Field-teams to understand and articulate performance drivers
*Being the subject matter expert and key point of contact for our retail programs (e.g. rebate & attach programs) which you will help design and model on an annual basis.
*Keeping our product release database up to date in partnership with the global product management teams and working with the operations teams to communicate street dates & price lists to our retail partners
*Coordinate our Event presence across EMEA together with our agency and the global content teams
*Coordinate promotional activities, act as point of contact for the field teams, distribute assets and drive follow ups to evaluate the ROI
*Own the central samples management process for key product releases
*Define and own a best practice sharing process that allows us to grow successful local programs beyond the borders of just one region

Experience in planning and executing marketing strategies and sales activities that drive business results.
*An entrepreneurial spirit, passionate about building businesses, and thrives within a fast paced environment.
*Able to directly deliver and deliver Through influence of others
*Previous experience in the consumer electronics industry, gaming industry, retail category management, or like business. Experience with devices sales in consumer channels a plus.