Category Manager BLUC43064

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Competitive Salary
28 Nov 2016
26 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Category Manager BLUC43064

Leeds / Nationwide

Competitive Salary

Our client currently has an excellent opportunity for a Category Manager.

Our client have developed a real recipe for success: they create tasty food and drinks with goodness at their core, and work with some incredible brands whose ethos is the same as theirs.

They aim to make a positive difference in their local communities, and create a work environment that is friendly, fun and rewarding.

Their recipe is missing one key ingredient though - you! They’re looking for new employees who want to establish a long and successful career in the industry.

In return they offer generous pay, an exceptionally vibrant working environment and a genuine opportunity to help the business grow.

The role of the Category Manager will be to lead and develop the category plans for our chilled soup business. You will be responsible for the category marketing development of chilled soup with their key retail customers. You will also support the Marketing Manager in driving a branded agenda. 

 You will be responsible for supporting the Marketing Manager in the development of 3 year strategic plans, by providing relevant category insights. Also understand the customer’s strategic agenda and make recommendations that fit their agenda and push their business forward.

 You will also work with Sales, NPD and Innovation teams to create new opportunities for the brands and own label across channels, geographies and categories. 

 To be a great candidate for this role, you will clearly understand the categories and the key value levers and proposes marketing tools that pull the right levers and drive value sales, and be confident to presents plans to Sales, Board, NPD, Operations, Supply Chain to gain Company wide acceptance.

 They would expect the right candidate to have the below experience:

• Experience within FMCG

• Category Management Experience

• Persuasive. Knows how to present the right arguments to the right people

• Externally focused and attuned with what’s going on with brands, retailers and food trends.  Thinks consumer, thinks customer

• Analytic: familiar with relevant data sources and able to interpret data to a high standard

• Commercial understandings to ensure opportunities are right for the business

 So if you think that you would be an excellent candidate for this role, please apply now! 

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