Category Manager | Fresh Food Ingredients | Hampshire/Surrey

England, Hampshire
To attract the best
06 Apr 2018
04 May 2018
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a category manager with experience in fresh food, ingredients or the impulse category? If so this might be the challenge that you are looking for.

About our Client

Our client is a leading brand and own label supplier to the major food retailers, discounters and food service channels. With an international background, our client has grown to a massive size across the globe and their products are instantly recognised by millions of people. Here in the UK they are ploughing money into improving their operations and infrastructure to enable further domination of the markets that they serve.

About the Role

This role will focus on the impulse category where our client has seen some serious growth. You will utilise your category experience to drive profitability but also understand the sector performance and price points to increase market share. You will work closely with suppliers and the Supply Chain team to ensure maximum availability - aiming for 100%, and improving any discrepancies or supply/ordering issues. You will also liaise with the Commercial team to ensure promotions are on point and will deliver the level of business required…all-told, this is not your average category role but much bigger, more strategic and involved in various avenues of the business as a whole. A fantastic opportunity for the right person.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years category experience in fresh food, 3+ years' experience in using SAP / a similar program. You will be a dynamic, self-starter with a proven track record of delivering tangible results across category / project management. You will also have experience in utilising an ERP system to improve supply chain and availability. A second European language would be considered an asset.

Minimum Requirements

5 years' category/buying experience. 3 Years SAP / equivalent. Strong negotiation skills, demonstrable experience in delivering commercial results through affective supplier management and a thorough understanding of the supply chain processes. Experience managing a large budget and sales targets.


Competitive / to attract the best + good package.

Application Process

If you would like to be considered for this position please click apply now. Alternatively, to discuss this role in more detail please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or quoting reference TEM10217B

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