Category Marketing Manager

Company: Aston Carter
Location: Reading, England
Industry: IT, Other
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Job Type: Contract (9 Months)
ID: CMM0708
Posted: 07 Aug 2019

Job Description:

Category Manager

We aspire to accelerate digital transformation in UK businesses, by enabling our ecosystem of partners to deliver modern Windows storytelling that connects customers to the intelligent cloud with a modern workplace solution that drives device refresh.

Key Responsibilities

  • The team divides responsibilities by sub-categories (New Windows 10 Pro OEM Devices, New Windows 10 Pro OEM Education Devices & Windows OEM Server). As part of your role, you would own the Education categories, delivering our FY20 business plan ensuring we have aligned sales, marketing and partner plans that deliver growth.

  • To execute this plan, you would work closely with a broad set of stakeholders across the commercial business, including account managers and marketers, plus industry partners who either make or sell Windows devices into Education.

  • You will demonstrate an ability to balance short and long term, being able to articulate a long term transformative vision & translating that into a set of shorter term actions to help get a broad set of stakeholders on the journey towards a shared growth goal.

  • You'll also become a subject matter expert, understanding industry dynamics and category insights. You will become the voice of this category internally with stakeholders, externally with partners and the broader industry.

  • You will become an expert in Windows, marrying together new software features on the Engineering roadmap and hardware features from device makers, into relatable stories for your target audience to understand and get excited about.


  • 5+ years of prior Business Marketing; Product Marketing; Commercial Management; Sales Management; Buying; or Category Management experience.

  • Degree level candidates.

    Top 3 Skills

  • 5 years commercial experience

  • Categorry/product manager experience

  • Passion for technology
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Required Skills:

category manager, marketing manager

About Aston Carter:

Aston Carter has grown to become a preeminent global provider of top talent to businesses requiring highly specialised professionals focusing on Accounting & Finance, Change & Transformation, Compliance, Management Consulting, Operations and Risk & Regulation. Aston Carter’s global reach extends to 16 countries across Europe, Asia and North America – each with a firm focus on the core values that made Aston Carter the company it is today: Commitment, Character & Trust, Relationships, and A Passion for Excellence.

Contact Information:

Sean Adams
TEL : +44 20 7532 7934

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