Category Manager (Coffee)
Category Manager (Coffee)
Central London OR Berkshire
C£50k - £60k
An unique opportunity to join a global organisation supplying ingredients to food and pharmaceutical companies. With a network of offices and manufacturing sites across Europe, Asia and USA. they offer the best tailored solutions for food and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
This individual will be at the heart of the business. Entrepreneurship is encouraged. The culture is one of being best in business. They are shaping the FMCG landscape by being innovative, finding solutions and partnering their customers to help grow their businesses.
Focus and Responsibilities
Key to this role is a focus on coffee, coffee chains and outlets. A knowledge of the retail side and development of the coffee business.
Develop and execute differentiated strategies and tactics for focus customer(s) that maximise range, distribution, location, availability, promotions and space for the Category and the company; making the coffee category easier . Objectively track and evaluate Category and company performance in the focus customer(s), identifying risks or opportunities to the company portfolio and proactively communicating suggested course correction .
Effectively interpret all available industry, category, customer data turning it into actionable insights that are communicated regularly to focus customer(s) and the company e.g Category health checks, range reviews, promotional analysis and sales fundamentals
Ensure that workload is prioritised and focused against the biggest opportunities for the business. Implement productivity initiatives and lead the objective evaluation of category development activity against clear business indicators in order to drive continuous improvement on return on investment and significant and quantifiable savings to the business
Work closely with the Marketing and Innovation teams to ensure that there is a clear category, consumer, shopper and retailer rationale.
Broaden the company's sphere of influence and build close working relationships with key internal and external customers through developing a detailed understanding of key contacts, their strategy, goals and calendar and using this understanding to proactively identify opportunities of benefit to the coffee Category.
• High drive for results, making it happen
• High level of pro-activeness
• Ownership and resilience
• Customer and consumer focus
• Interpersonal relationship management
• Ability to influence & challenge Key Stakeholders (Externally & Internally)
• Good Communication skills
• Team Player
Please send your CV in strict confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org