Head of Category and Insight - Food Manufacturing

Executive package - Dependent on experience ( Confidential to be discussed)
21 Mar 2018
21 Apr 2018
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

This is a high profile role within one of the UK's major food manufacturers, they have an impressive track record and are  an award winning, fast paced, highly reputable family business that are continually evolving and expanding. They produce a wide range of products within the Food to Go, Produce and Party Food Categories for the UK’s largest retailer.   Continuous investment in  people and facilities means that we have an enviable reputation for quality, consistency and innovation in a fast moving market.
Head of Insight & Category - The Role 
We are now looking for an exceptional individual who has the strategic vision and strong leadership skills to help our business grow through its use of Insight and Category.  Reporting to the Sales Director, this role will have responsibility for:

  • Leading and Managing an experienced Insight and Category team to produce high quality, actionable insights.
  • Develop and deliver an effective insight framework in order to deliver actionable insights that help give Bradgate future advantage with our customer. 
  • Working closely with our customer in order to take advantage of emerging trends and therefore provide NPD and EPD opportunities, primarily, although not exclusively, within the Food to Go category.
  • Working closely with the Head of NPD and Head of Sales to optimise commercial opportunities identified through Insight and Category.
  • Lead and Manage third party organisations responsible for undertaking independent research on behalf of Bradgate Bakery and our customer.           

The successful candidate will:

  • Be degree qualified in a Management and/or marketing type subject.
  • Be an experienced strategic leader experienced at working on customer growth strategies across all customer touchpoints.
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to interpret large complex, diverse data sets and present short, medium and long term opportunities to our customer. 
  • Have exceptional communication and relationship building skills with the ability to deliver compelling and integrated commercial insight to board level audiences.
  • Have the ability to persevere and be persistent when faced with challenges.
  • Have several years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Have a proactive and professional management style dedicated to achieving results and driving continuous improvement. 
  • Have a full driving licence and a flexible approach to work. 


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