12-month, fixed-term contract
As Category Manager reporting to our Category & Strategy Director, you’ll use best-in-class insight to develop customer relationships and embed Mars as category partner of choice. You’ll spend significant time working closely with our customer’s buying, category and merchandising teams across multiple grocery accounts, supporting them with performance and opportunity analyses, in addition to developing strategic work-streams with the customer, to ensure the sustainable growth and development of the Foods of the World and Ambient Ready Meal categories. Tailoring our UK food category vision to deliver against our Perfect Store ambition, as Category Manager you’ll:
• support category/range reviews by providing first-class pre- and post-review analysis
• provide inputs to our Category & Strategy Director to help deliver in-year plan and longer-term category strategy.
• provide direction to two Insight Managers to streamline market and customer insight and drive efficiencies
With a strong, proven track record as a Category Manager or Category/Insights Manager, underpinned by knowledge of the UK grocery market, you’re a first-class customer relationship manager with robust influencing skills. Ideally conversant with Nielsen data and proficient in MS Excel, you’ve a real ability to convert data/insight into compelling narrative. A competent and engaging presenter and communicator, with excellent motivational skills, you have a high level of decision quality with a strong drive for results and can also offer:
• true customer focus
• comfort dealing with ambiguity
• organisational agility.
Mars Inc. is a family-owned company with worldwide annual sales of over £24billion. Since 1932 we’ve been producing iconic brands in the UK, including Uncle Ben’s and Dolmio, in addition to other globally admired products such as Galaxy, Mars Bar and Whiskas.
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