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Arla Foods is the business behind market-leading dairy brands Lurpak, Anchor and Cravendale milk as well as being the leading supplier of fresh milk and cream to the top seven retailers. So if you've enjoyed a splash of milk in your cuppa or poured some of the nice cold white stuff over your bowl of breakfast cereal today, chances are you've already experienced Arla!
A vacancy has arisen in the Asda Category Development team for an Assistant Category Manager reporting into the Senior Category Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an evolving and dynamic team, where the right candidate will have the opportunity to add real value to both the team and the customer.
Utilising your strong analytical skills you will provide detailed and precise category information tailored towards business and customer requirements. You will proactively gain sound knowledge of the category and effectively translate this information to relevant individuals both internally and externally. Sourcing and converting raw data into clear and concise insight, you will be responsible for database housekeeping and the reporting creation and delivery (reporting decks, price checks etc) which will need to be delivered in a timely and efficient manner, with a high level of accuracy.
You will be responsible for maintaining monthly databases, creating new reports and trackers whilst delivering all weekly customer reports on time and accurately. You will develop category best practise by sharing approaches and ideas with category colleagues whilst actively seeking ways to improve what we do and how we do it.
You will have experience of working within an FMCG environment and Retail Link Knowledge and skills would be preferable. With an inquisitive and analytical nature you will be able to demonstrate logical thinking and attention to detail with excellent time management, numeracy and analytical skills. Being competent in Excel, you will be able to deliver within tight timescales, whilst being an effective communicator who is capable of building strong working relationships.