Category Manager, Herefordshire

Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Marketing/Category
Location: Herefordshire
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Category Manager

A chilled food manufacturer are looking for a Category Manager to join their commercial team! This business leads innovation for their category, supplying major multiples and Food Service customers throughout the UK.

Hybrid flexible working role – Time split between Home/ Office

As a Category Manager, you will be responsible for:

Developing category tactics that are better aligned to deliver the category vision, strategies and objectives, including ranging, layout and promotions.
Building compelling category commercial proposals that better deliver retailers’ needs.
Devising business questions, using data to create insights, activating decision trees, improving category strategies, aligning category tactics to strategies, category scorecards, forming compelling proposals, implementing and evaluating category plans
Creation of monthly retailer reports, newsletters and email flyers using external data sources including Kantar Worldpanel, Retail Link, Mintel, IGD and The Food People
Creation of internal marketing material for staff communications
Managing and analysing results of online market research panels
Maintaining and distributing retailer gap analysis reports
Contributing to brain storming sessions about future innovation/NPD
Creation and ownership of Christmas category autopsy report incl. presenting findings and recommendations to our retail partners.
Keeping abreast of latest food/ consumer trends
Attending trade exhibitions and conferences

The Ideal candidate:

FMCG Category Management experience – within Food or Drink
Ability to work cross-functionally both internally & with customers
Great presentation skills
Be self-motivated and driven with the desire and ability to make a real difference
Highly Proficient IT Skills – Outlook, Excel
Strong Commercial Acumen
Keen eye for detail and meticulous
Analytical

Package – £50k + 10% Bonus

For more info and a full job description, please apply now or contact jodi.slater@drnewitt.com

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