Category Manager

06 Jun 2017
06 Jul 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

If you thrive in a fast paced, energetic environment and are looking for your next career move in Category Management then we have the perfect role for you. 

We've got a fantastic opportunity for a Category Manager to join our team. Your role will be to become a trusted advisor for our customer base, by following the category management process to utilise customer and consumer insight, strategic recommendations and action plans to improve category performance.

Role Responsibility

As Category Manager you will lead the ongoing relationship with our customer to provide a single point of contact, ensuring consistency of communication.  This means you must have great communication skills.

You will be required to analyse and interpret category reports to generate actionable insight which will improve business and customer performance.  You will use category insight from multiple data sources to create strategies and plans which utilise the appropriate marketing mix to respond and align to the customer needs.  You’ll need to have strong influencing skills as you’ll be presenting your recommendations and future plans to the customer on a regular basis, engaging the customer and delivering compelling category stories.

Working closely with the customer, we’ll be looking for you to develop and drive a 2-3 year vision and road map outlining specific actions that will be required. 

The Ideal Candidate

You need to be educated to degree level and have a strong background within an FMCG environment.  You will have knowledge, skills and experience of a Marketing Executive and customer facing role. 

You will need to have a good understanding of the retail environment and market place in a customer facing role.  It is imperative that you have a good understanding of the principles and tools of category and strategic management. You must also have good numerical and analytical skill, in addition to being confident in preparing and delivering presentations.

Prior experience in marketing and Category management is essential. for this role.  

Not only will you be working for one of the country’s leading food manufacturers you’ll also get to work for a company that really does put people at the core. 

About the Company

Greencore Group is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. Our ambition doesn’t stop at being the world’s largest sandwich producer, we’re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.

Greencore Grocery, based in Selby North Yorkshire, is the UK's leading manufacturer of meal components that add flavour and convenience to meal making.  We have an extensive range of nearly 600 products predominantly centred on Own Brand cooking sauces, pickles and table sauces supplied to grocery retail, food service, wholesale and cash and carry customers.