Category Manager

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
South East England
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
30 Jan 2019
Closes
26 Feb 2019
Ref
F5816
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

This growing food manufacturer are leading the way in their competitive sector, supplying innovative products to the major UK retailers. With a focus on product excellence and customer service, they are now looking for a Category Manager to join their thriving team.

The Role

In this high profile role you will work as part of the Category and Insight Team with a focus on driving growth across a number of product sectors. You will work closely with customers and the NPD Team to lead range reviews, identify key insights and category drivers that will improve category and commercial performance. You will provide an understanding of emerging trends as well as consumer and shopper research to identify strategic opportunities for your customers. In addition, you’ll develop merchandising plans and solutions which not only respond to customer and consumer needs but also help drive sales.

The Person

Suit a confident and charismatic Category Manager who has proven experience within an FMCG environment.  You’ll have the ability to analyse and interpret data with the understanding of how this can underpin category growth, support innovation and drive sales. Experience of working with the major retailers, knowledge of Nielsen, Kantar and retailer loyalty card data is essential.

We’re looking for a team player who can influence cross-functionally and develop strong relationships with customers. Agility, tenacity and the ability to think strategically in a fast paced, commercially led role are essential to success.

If you have the category and commercial acumen to make a positive impact with this progressive food business then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

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