Category Controller

Reading, Berkshire
Up to £70k
06 Mar 2017
29 Mar 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Fabulous opportunity for a talented category specialist to take on an exciting, challenging, senior role in a successful and ambitious food business


Our client is one of the UK’s leading FMCG businesses with a highly recognisable portfolio of successful brands. An opportunity has arisen for an individual to join the business as Category Controller, with specific responsibility for the southern grocery multiples.


The successful candidate will be joining a high performing team who are working to deliver an ambitious 5 year strategic plan.

Specific responsibilities will include

  • Managing and developing a small team of category professionals
  • Delivering long term sustainable sales and category growth
  • Providing clear vision and strategic direction
  • Driving online sales and presence


As you would expect, we are keen to speak to talented senior category managers who are ready for a step up, as well as those already operating successfully at controller level.

You must be currently in a category role in an FMCG business, with extensive examples of customer facing success in the grocery multiples. Your communication skills need to be world class, as success in this role requires the delivery of complex data driven messages to influence customers.

Sales experience is desirable, as is man-management experience. Overall, we are keen to speak to driven, ambitious and successful category specialists with a talent for influencing and communicating with customers.

About Mackenzie Jones

At Mackenzie Jones we connect people within FMCG Food and Drink businesses. We connect talented candidates with exciting Marketing opportunities. 
We manage permanent and interim assignments both in the UK and internationally. Opportunities range from £40k to £90k for permanent roles, and £250 to £1,200 a day for interim assignments. 
If you need a recruitment partner with a different outlook, one that delivers results whilst building long-term relationships, then we should talk. Or alternatively, if you are considering that next step in your Marketing career, get in touch to see how we can help you achieve your goals.