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Category Manager

Posted 16 Oct 2017

Feltham, Greater London, Greater London - United Kingdom

Req Id 165339


A career at Merck is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 50,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

The Category Manager will partner effectively with key stakeholders and leverage shopper understanding to deliver impactful & memorable shopper marketing initiatives; in turn driving the business’ key sales, category (including shopper) & marketing objectives.


  1. Analyse and interpret trends from Category and Shopper data to identify category growth, brand and distribution opportunities and risks for the Specialist & Healthcare Channel, UK & ROI.
  2. Plan and deliver shopper marketing activity for the Specialist & Healthcare channel to help achieve Merck Consumer Health brand and category objectives.
  3. Support Merck Consumer Health sales team to achieve brand objectives in key customers at range reviews and other opportunities including:
  • achieving target distribution levels for new products
  • to grow our share of total distribution
  • to improve the merchandising locations of our product


  • Degree educated
  • Previous experiemce in FMCG Category Management / Sales / Shopper


Thinking: Strategic, Analytical, Practical and Creative:

  • Strategic: to understand business strategy and reflect in own plans.
  • Analytical: to understand data – shopper, market, financial
  • Practical: to have an intuitive understanding of execution, challenges and solutions
  • Creative: to create ideas and executions which inspire shoppers and retailers

Collaboration: establish partnerships based on understanding others points of view and articulating own views and objectives.

Discipline: Deliver based on the priorities and agreements made.

Agility: to keep up with the latest trends and developments and adjust plans accordingly.

What we offer: At Merck, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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