Category Manager

England, West Sussex, Chichester
02 Oct 2018
30 Oct 2018
Natures Way Foods Ltd
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

We are looking for a Category Manager to join our Category & Innovation team.

Are you experienced in Category looking to make an impact?

If so we would like to hear from you!

We have 4 manufacturing sites all near to Chichester in Beautiful West Sussex. Our offices are bright, modern and open plan which maximises cross functional working and team camaraderie.

You'll need to be experienced in Category from a commercial business. Food industry experience would be desirable although not essential as we can train you to become an expert in our products.

We are a growing and successful business with lots of future plans up our sleeves, so it is an excellent time to join us and make your mark.

A day in the life of a Category Manager:

You will have the opportunity to work with all our clients. On the Retail side you will be working with high-profile major Retailers and with Foodservice you will be working with some big named brands and restaurant chains.

We make delicious salad meals, coleslaw, potato salad, bagged salads and leafy salad bowls. Our products are stocked by leading Retail supermarkets & restaurant chains and consumed by millions of customers in the UK, so you may well have eaten something made by us!

As a core member of the Category team you will work closely with our Head of Category & Insight, other Category Managers and Category Executives. You will be able to use your expertise, commercial and business acumen to create a real difference within the team and to our customers by providing high quality data and insight.

The role is customer facing so experience of presenting your data with accuracy and confidence is key to the successful business relationships we keep.

You'll have access to all the tools you need when it comes to consumer insights using sources like Dunnhumby, IRI and Kantar.

Coaching and mentoring more junior members of the team so they can grow and develop is also important, so you will need excellent people skills and be a team player willing to impart your wisdom.

You will also work cross-functionally with different areas of the business including collaborations with the NPD and Sales teams.

The team:

You will be joining our talented Category team. The team is passionate about what they do and excel at giving our customers the best data for their competitive advantage. They have built long standing customer relationships based on honesty, trust and generally being all round consumer data gurus!

Your journey with us…

You'll have full support from Mel our Head of Category and Insight and will get an understanding of all departments to help you learn our business, so you can be sure to make an impact quickly.

There's plenty of training opportunities and you'll be able to undertake internal and external training courses to build your skillset from soft skills to professional training in your area of expertise.

You will be spoilt for choice with future career development opportunities at Natures Way Foods, whether you decide to climb the ladder in the Category team or want to be the best in your area of knowledge, we will help make your career ambitions a reality.

The Perks:

We want you to love working for us and what you do, so we have put together a great package of benefits:
  • A competitive salary.
  • Company performance bonus.
  • Laptop and mobile phone.
  • Company pension.
  • 25 days holiday.
  • Healthshield Perks healthcare package.
  • Life Assurance policy.
  • Plenty of development and training opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Exclusive online benefits and discounts.
  • Free parking available across all sites.
  • Relocation packages available.

About us:

Here at Natures Way, we love food!

It all started in 1994 with bagged salad and now we are a leading and award winning manufacturer of fresh convenient food such as prepared salad and fruit, food to go, dressed salads, coleslaw and potato salad to name just a few, supplying to some of the UKs largest household name supermarkets and restaurants.

Operating at four sites on the scenic south coast near to Chichester, Natures Way Foods (NWF) is now one of the largest employers in the area. We're immensely proud to employ a diverse team of nearly 1200 talented, committed and high performing people, valuing their individual strengths, talents, industry knowledge and experience.

We are also a social bunch and get involved in a regular charitable and community projects.

We're also proud to say we're an equal opportunities employer.

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