Category Planning Manager (On Trade / On Premise)

Uxbridge, London
Competitive salary
23 May 2017
23 Jun 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Planning Manager (On Trade / On Premise)

From a secret recipe to a bold idea and very proud traditions, we build the future. Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is a major fast-moving consumer goods business in Europe and the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Across 13 countries, our employees make, sell and distribute the world’s most loved drinks brands to more than 300 million people. Some of the brands you will find in our portfolio are Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Powerade®, Glaceau Vitaminwater®, Monster® and Capri-Sun®.

Leading brands, great people, growth and the reward that comes with it: the raw materials for success are right here. But still, success depends on our skilled management sharing thirst: a thirst for getting more and better from our people and systems, a thirst for pushing limits, and a thirst for the rigour and challenge of a fast moving business.
Do you have a personality with the power to influence and connect?
Can you sustain the pace to keep on growing?
Will you make an impact with your desire to win?

Are you working in the On Trade / Licensed channel in a commercial or sales role and want to develop your career in Operational Marketing as a Category Manager? Look no further!
Category Planning Manager Licensed/On trade channel (Uxbridge)
What you become a part of
In an increasingly competitive and challenging market place, at CCEP we see the role of the Category Planning as pivotal to delivering our business performance. The team has been re-structured to ensure that we can deliver an inspiring & insightful vision for soft drinks category, today and in the future.  In order to unlock growth, we need our team to be analytical, forward thinking and great influencers to work in partnership with our customers. 
As a Category Planning Manager you will be responsible for leading category growth plans with key customers across Pubs, Restaurants and Food to Go.  Working in partnership with our customers and alongside the CCEP Customer account team to unlock category growth potential. Using shopper & category insight, you will develop Strategic Category plans with the customer, targeting opportunities to deliver category growth.  You will also work closely with Insights, the Range & space team and the shopper marketing team to deliver activation plans against these opportunities.
What to expect 
Key responsibilities include;

  • Lead the Customer’s Joint Category Business Plan. This will involve engaging the relevant internal and Customer senior stakeholders to identify Category Growth initiatives, using CCEP’s Category Vision as a guiding principle to implement bespoke Category led activations over the short and long term (3 year vision).
  • Management of the day-to-day customer Insights and category performance agenda, through timely response to questions around Category strategy, and delivery of regular reporting.
  • Support to the internal Customer Trading team, providing relevant and timely insight around the drivers of CCEP and Category performance within the Customer.
  • Responsible for leading the Customer’s Range Review process, working in conjunction with the Customer category & merchandising teams and CCEP’s Range & Space team & portfolio team to deliver key range, space & merchandising objectives.  
  • Work closely with the CCE Business Intelligence team which will provide headline macro, market and Category insight that you will then use to tailor to your specific account.
  • In conjunction with our Growth initiatives team you will work collaboratively to shape Customer selling stories for key brand innovations & strategic projects.

 What we expect of you

To be successful in this role you need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, have an eye for detail and be confident in communicating with and influencing senior level stakeholders and customers.
You will be highly analytical and able to interpret data into actionable insight. 

You will have demonstrated commercial /marketing experience and experience in an On Premise environment is desirable.
If this role is of interest to you please upload a recent copy of your CV and a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in touch.

We believe that equal opportunities means inclusion, diversity and fair treatment for all.