Category Executive

Equals One
York, North Yorkshire
salary dependent on experience
19 Jun 2018
17 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Executive

Salary dependent on experience

Full Time 9 am – 5.30pm daily

Office based role – Wheldrake, York. Ability to travel internationally is required

Counter Intelligence Retail (CiR) is a medium sized company, growing at pace. We are based in the UK but part of US based private company, the NPD Group.

Founded in 2005 and with over 12 years’ experience in business we are the leading Travel Retail experts across Category Development and Shopper Research, as well as offering a professional and enthusiastic Field Operation who support Brands and Retailers throughout the Travel Retail channel.

The nature of our business means we deal with some of the biggest global brands with the key categories of Duty Free retailing, including confectionery, liquor, beauty and tobacco and we work with some of the biggest airports and cruise businesses globally.

If you want to be part of a young and dynamic business which is growing quickly, work with global brands and retailers to help continue our business growth then CiR is definitely for you.

Main Purpose of Job:

To work closely and support Category Manager on store audit work for all clients across the business in order to improve efficiencies and develop best practices in this area.

The role will mean working closely with other CiR business functions, in particular the Field Team.

The key objective of this role is to carry out all internal audit data quality checks, using reports and checking against store images to ensure accurate information is presented and uploaded to websites for our clients. The role will have responsibility for a number of client specific audits as the main Quality Check and data owner, for example Ferrero, Pernod, Mars, Nestle.

A key focus will be to provide a ‘so what’ to the data that is captured, providing sound, category trends / performance and advise on action plan to our clients.

Main Responsibilities:

·Work closely with the Category and Audit Manager to develop a best practice process for all store audit checks once information and data is uploaded from the Field Teams.

·Carry out a consistent process for Quality Checking all audit output, in terms of reports, tolerance checks and manual checks

·Highlight and identify any audit data issues and work with the appropriate Account Manager to correct anomalies

·Utilise in-store photographs to ensure field audit accuracy

·Be main point of contact for on-going audit dates and data delivery and liaise with clients accordingly

·Communication – manage wider internal teams on suggested changes and improvements to processes

·Prepare reports and summary of data at the end of each audit check ahead of data being uploaded to website

·Prepare material and feedback to assist in the completion of future audits

·Support Field Team with training to local agencies, in airport locations

Role Objectives:

·Client Service (mainly internal)

·Working to and developing one consistent Audit process across multiple clients

·Working with multiple data sources

·Regular internal and external communication


·Analytic and Commercial acumen

·Client service

·Results Focus

·Pro-active co-operation & initiative

·Competent (mid-advanced) in excel

·Attention to detail and accuracy - essential


·Basic Salary: £TBC depending on experience

·Bonus structure: related to performance and overall business performance

·Holidays: 25 days standard (plus bank holidays), increasing based on years’ service

·Pension Scheme

·BUPA Private Healthcare - optional

·Income Protection - optional

If you feel that your skills and experience match the role criteria then please send your cv including details of your current remuneration by return.

Closing date 17th July 2018