Posted on: 6/9/2017

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Legal and Professional Services

 
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A highly reputable UK-based customer science company is seeking to launch its regional office in Singapore as part of a global expansion strategy

Role Brief:

Our Category Management capability includes category management strategy development, category assortment and layout optimisation and real/near-time sales analysis, allowing our clients to make better strategic and tactical decisions concerning product assortment and merchandising (including adjacency and flow within aisle). This role combines experience in the company's Category leadership framework and the Category Review process with expertise in our tools to deliver category growth for our clients, to help our Sales and Client teams win new Category Management business with new and existing clients and to line-manage and develop the expertise of Category Management team members in the country/region.



Job Description:

* Line Manage my direct reports including skills & career development and performance management - working closely with the Client Leads they work with day-to-day
* As required by the Capability Director for my region, manage the utilisation and deployment of my direct reports to client opportunities and projects
* Own/support creation and delivery of category management workplan for client(s), developing and managing key stakeholder relationships to ensure delivery for clients
* Drive the adoption of global best practice and tools to ensure excellent standards and profitable delivery of Category Management projects in my client/ country/ region
* Conduct quality reviews of Category Management delivery and measure the value we add for clients within my client/ country/ region
* Build compelling Category Management case studies based on the value we've added for clients in my client/ country/ region
* Partner with Client and Sales teams for my client/ country/ region to understand the Category Management needs of new and existing clients, and support them to sell in relevant and compelling Category Management products and/or services
* Support the Global Category Management team by helping to develop and improve the Category Management Consulting Services
* Identify and take advantage of opportunities to position the company as thought leaders and capability partners at conferences and other industry events
* Feed client needs and market opportunities into the global innovation and investment process
* Lead Category Management innovation projects with clients in the market, gaining their sponsorship and funding wherever possible














Pre-requisites:

* Master's degree in Business or marketing
* Experience in a consultancy firm
* Experience in a grocery retailer and/ or Consumer Goods manufacturer
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent in any subject
* Experience in category management approaches in both retail and/or manufacturer contexts
* Experience of working with retailers and manufacturers in embedding customer insight in existing category management processes
* Experience of delivering business value through customer insights, customer knowledge and customer focused business change





To submit your application, please apply online using the appropriate link below or email your CV in Microsoft Word format to jeremy.cheong@hudson.com. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Jeremy Cheong in our Hudson Singapore office on 65 6430 5312. Your interest will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Jeremy Cheong

EA Personnel Registration ID: R1109276

Hudson Global Resources (Singapore) Pte Ltd

EA Licence: 03C4590
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