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Category Manager - Global Travel Retail

Date: Aug 12, 2019

Location: Madrid, M, ES

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.


Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Madrid, Spain.


Category Manager - Global Travel Retail  



The Category Manager is responsible for identifying and building long-term category growth strategies along with managing the short-term 12 month 'Go-To-Market' activities.  They are responsible for evolving the customer relationship to realise growth at a category level through sharing a common understanding of shopper behaviour with our customer partners.  The Category Manager is responsible for continuously identifying opportunities throughout the year to realise category growth.  This is achieved through an intimate understanding of the category, the retailers’ role within it and the retailers’ business plan whilst working closely with Marketing, Insights team and the Beam Suntory GTR Commercial team.


This role will develop a long-term vision for the premium sprits category and establish category growth platforms within GTR.


This is a great opportunity because...

This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast moving and fast growing market within an exciting industry.  The Category Manager role is a newly created role to build the capability of our orgainsation and shape this function for the future.


This is an opportunity to act as a conduit between Marketing and Sales as the key advocate to ensure category growth initiatives are developed and executed in the relevant channels and categories.


Beam Suntory is a highly respected and regarded primuim spirits company that gives everyone the opportunity to be the best that they can be, encouraging inovative thinking and diversity 




Desired Qualifications

  • 2 Years – FMCG National Account Management Experience
  • Strong informal leadership skills (working with multiple nationalities and cultures)
  • Strong analytical skills turning data to insight to action
  • Demonstrable organizational agility (internal and external)
  • Ability to drive change whilst influencing and engaging others


Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.

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