Category Executive

Natures Way Foods Ltd
Bonus + Benefits
Closing date
18 Nov 2019

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Other Job Function, Sales & Marketing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Are you a Category Executive looking for a fresh challenge?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

You will be working at our bright and modern Head office on the Chichester Food Park in beautiful West Sussex.

We are one of the largest employers in the Chichester area, with 4 sites employing more than 1,200 talented individuals and we are growing! So, it's an exciting time to join us, make your mark and be a proud part of our onward journey.

A day in the life of a Category Executive:

We make delicious salad meals, coleslaw, potato salad, bagged salads and leafy salad bowls. Our products are stocked by leading Retail supermarkets & restaurant chains and consumed by millions of customers in the UK, so you may well have eaten something made by us!

In this role you will be working closely with a Category Manager and analysing plenty of data! We have data from IRI, Nielsen, Kantar and Dunnhumby so there are numerous sources to analyse data and spot trends within the categories we operate within.

You will be responsible for range boards - going out to Retailers, reviewing what's in the range and make recommendations on changes, improvements and opportunities. You will also analyse data to see what products are performing better or worse to help with decision making.

You will be supporting a Category Manager that looks after Morrison, foodservice customers such as McDonalds, and Asda, Aldi & Lidl. You will get involved in supporting preparation for customer meetings, quarterly meetings, pitch processes and ensuring that we understand the heart of each of these customers.

If you are a budding Category Executive looking for development, then our Head of Category has plenty of training content to share. You will also have on the job training and support from a Category Manager. There will be opportunities to hone and sharpen your skillset by attending events and seminars with the IGD and other industry leading experts.

Key stakeholders will include our NPD, Sales and Packaging teams.

We are currently an own label business, but we are looking to disrupt the marketplace with some new brands and products that we have up our sleeves, so it truly is an exciting time to get involved whilst we start this journey.

Are you up for the challenge? Get in touch to find out more!

Hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Friday - 1 hour for lunch. Due to the nature of the role, flexibility around hours may be required.

This is a permanent role.

About you:
  • Some experience as a Category Executive - even if this was from a placement year.
  • Keen and eager to learn to be the best in your area of expertise.
  • Good Data analysis skills - you will be using IRI, Nielsen, Kantar and Dunnhumby to spot trends and analyse data.
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills.
  • FMCG Experience / knowledge of Retailers.
  • Attention to detail and good with numbers.

Your journey with us…

You will work closely with your colleagues who are experienced in Category and Insight and will be very supportive of your ongoing development. You will gain specialist knowledge to improve your business acumen, category knowledge and data analysis skills.

You will be spoilt for choice with future career opportunities at Natures Way Foods, whether you decide to climb the ladder in the Category team or end up making a sideways move into another specialism, we will help make your career ambitions a reality.

  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual company performance bonus.
  • Relocation packages available.
  • Laptop and mobile phone.
  • Company pension.
  • 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • 1 day company paid volunteering day.
  • Healthshield Perks healthcare package.
  • Life Assurance policy.
  • Plenty of development and training opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Exclusive online benefits and discounts.
  • Business casual dress down policy.
  • Free parking available across all sites.

About us:

We are Lovers of the Leaf, Kings of Coleslaw, Fanatic about our Fruit and proud of our Stunning Salad Meals!

As a private label food manufacturer, our products are sold in Retailers (including - Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Aldi) and Foodservice businesses (including McDonald's, Pret and Itsu).

Our manufacturing sites are centres of excellence and have grown significantly since 1994. Natures Way Foods has a core foundation in the Chichester area, employing over 1,200 talented individuals that all have a part to play in our success story.

We are also a social bunch and get involved in a regular charitable and community projects such as Field to Fork and raising money for our chosen charity of the year.

If you want to grow your career with a supportive manager, talented colleagues and a company that champions equal opportunities - Lettuce know!

Key Words: Category Executive, Category and Innovation, Category and Insight, Category & Innovation, FMCG, Food Manufacturing, Food Industry, #Chichester, #NWF
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