Category Development Manager

Company Name: Accolade Wines Australia Ltd

Location: GB

Job Duration: 2021-11-21 to 2021-12-21


About us

At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won a total of 8,846 international wine show awards in the last decade.

About the role

The driving force behind our business is our people – we have over 1,500 staff across Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Americas, and every one of us is passionate about making the ordinary extraordinary through our amazing wines.

We are now recruiting for a Category Development Manager to join our Category & Insights team. You will be responsible for delivering our category vision in partnership with focus customers in your channel, building on our already strong category leadership position. 

You can be based in anywhere in England, as long as you are able to travel occasionally to either our Weybridge or Bristol offices, working from home the rest of the time.

This role is full-time and permanent.

Key responsibilities include:

•    Design and deliver category activation plans for designated customers on our focus categories across range, merchandising and promotions
•    Utilise the full suite of insight sources to identify the key drivers of category performance and highlight the risks and opportunities to our priority customers
•    Align with your Trade Marketing, Brand Marketing and Sales colleagues to ensure that they are aware of the category risks and opportunities to grow within our customer base
•    Work with your Brand, Insight and Sales colleagues to create compelling category selling stories
•    Develop critical category business questions with the customer to stimulate relevant research.

What you’ll bring:

•    Experience in FMCG category development roles, or account management experience within a data insights consultancy (such as Kantar or Nielsen)
•    Competency in Microsoft Office plus customer insights software such as Dunnhumby, Kantar Worldpanel Online, or Nielsen
•    Experience using planogram building software
•    A project management mindset with a knack for creating great reports, spreadsheets and presentations
•    Proactivity, excellent organisational skills and a passion for wine!

What you can expect:

A base salary starting at £40,000, as well as an annual wine allowance, on top of your salary!

You heard right – you’ll get money to spend on our amazing wines, as well as a fantastic range of benefits including a gym subsidy and employee assistance program. Plus a whole host of career opportunities across the world. And wine. Oh, also – wine.

Want to see our fabulous bottling site in the UK, and find out more about our products? Watch us in action here: