Category Controller - Food to Go

Greater London
£60k - 70k per year + Bonus, Car,Pension,Healthcare,Soft Benefits Package
14 Sep 2017
14 Oct 2017
JN -092017-1700
Lyle Edwards
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

About The Business:

We want you for one of the fastest growing and most loved global FMCG food businesses in the UK market with ambition and NPD to continue their YOY double digit growth. High performance and product demand have created expansion opportunities within the team.

These guys are very ambitious with aspirations for their challenger brands to reach number 1 & 2 status. They are in a period of significant acquisition, being defined by category led marketing strategies, and are driving their NPD through thorough insight and creative license allowed to them by the Top 4 retailers.

This is a business boasting some of the best minds in FMCG. They thrive on candidates pushing back and challenging the internal processes in order to improve. There has been a real passion for the brands and desire to succeed instilled in the team too. This is a place success is celebrated with strong rewards for your endeavours and lucrative bonuses to boot.


About The Opportunity:

  • Category Controller - Food to Go
  • Greater London
  • £60,000 - £70,000 Company Car, Pension, Healthcare, Bonus, Gym, Dental, Eyecare & soft benefits

You will be the Category Lead for their largest part of their business, strategically managing a team of 5 reports who have some brilliant experience and includes some real up and coming stars.

You will be the key link between the commercial sales and marketing functions and be the customer facing lead on all the amazing category stories these guys have.

There is rapid progression for this role cross functionally - so if you fancy a role in MS&P, Sales or International you will be fully supported to develop your own personal plan.

These roles do not come around often as Category Controllers in the market are at a premium, however, if you are looking for more responsibility in a real leader business, then this is the opportunity for you.


About You:

You need to be a Senior Category body with big business experience and strong branded background.

Experience in man management is also fundamental to this role, 5 reports is a big challenge but could be an amazing step up for your career.

Passion for Category Insight and a knowledge of all data houses is important.

We want you to have the desire to take a more strategic view of business commercials and have a full helicopter view of the category management function.

You must have;

  • Strong branded category management background
  • Acquisition integration & NPD experience.
  • Top to top strategic review examples incl. range reviews.
  • Man management

More important than the above is culture fit which is overused in FMCG. This is a big global business with a family feel, who promote an ethos of ownership - everybody is in this together as a team. If you have these values then this is the place for you and will provide that excitement you may need from your next step.

Please get in touch for more information - you will not be disappointed.


About Us:

Meet PIE. We like to do things differently.

Exceptional sales & marketing recruitment across Consumer, FMCG, Automotive & Business to Business.

Together, we've a lot of strong, traditional, sales and marketing recruitment experience but with a modern, socially led approach to recruiting. We will work with you through your journey to that next position and beyond, offering insight into organisations and into every step of the recruitment process.

Whether you’re actively seeking a position or just want to stay abreast of the latest opportunities in the market then speak to one of our experienced consultants on 01494 590404 – we look forward to being in touch.

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