Head of Category

Location
Reading, Berkshire
Salary
c£70k plus benefits
Posted
08 Mar 2017
Closes
28 Mar 2017
Ref
CP16658
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

I am looking for a Head of Category Management for a well-known, vibrant and fast-paced FMCG food business. After an internal promotion, the Head of Category, Grocery, position is available, and they are looking for a talented category specialist as a result.

The company have a large portfolio of very well-loved brands, including one which is bought by nearly half of all UK households, worth over £100m annually, and enjoying double digit growth YTD. The company experienced an extremely successful 2016, and have had a great start to 2017.

In this role, you would  have total category ownership for the grocery channel, and develop annual external category growth plans, day to day range management and strategy within different store formats.

In addition, you will lead, coach & develop the category team, work closely with sales and marketing.

We are looking for someone with strategic category management experience and strong commercial acumen. Man-management experience is essential, as is the ability to influence both cross-functionally and externally. The ideal candidate will be tenacious, driven and a good communicator. This is a great opportunity for someone to make the jump into a head of role, and have influence over strategic direction and decision making.