Category Manager with Commercial Flair

Recruiter
Catman Jobs
Location
Berkshire
Salary
Competitive to attract the best
Posted
24 Oct 2018
Closes
24 Nov 2018
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

The Company

One of the UK’s foremost and leading bakery companies are currently recruiting for a Category Manager at their Berkshire Head Office. This is a fantastic opportunity for a resourceful and commercially minded individual within the FMCG arena to play an important role as part of a forward thinking business.

They are a progressive and ambitious food manufacturer, part of a major international business, and responsible for the development of some of the best known grocery brands in the UK. 

The Role

This is a hands-on customer facing role and a key part of the company’s Category function. Reporting to the Category Controller, you will be responsible for developing and delivering category visions within retail customers, ensuring alignment with sales and brand strategy while delivering commercial value, measured by net sales and gross contributions. You will be expected to develop effective business relationships with retail customers, carry out range, space, and promotional performance analyses and recommendations, providing expertise and category leadership across all bakery categories.

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will be degree educated with significant experience in a fast-paced Category / Product Management environment, ideally within the food industry. An understanding of continuous research data warehouses such as Nielsen will be required as will excellent presentation skills and a demonstrable track record working with leading retailers.

You will have a strong commercial awareness, and must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of improving sales and profitability. You will be a flexible and adaptable individual with excellent communication and organisational skills.

The job will suit candidates with the following backgrounds: Category Manager, Product Manager, Product Assistant, Category Assistant, Buyer, Channel Manager, Brand Manager, Brand Assistant, Sales Manager, Retail Manager, Retail Marketing Executive, Retail Buyer.

Paul Nyman Consultancy specialise in FMCG Sales jobs, Marketing jobs, NPD jobs, Technical jobs & Category jobs across the UK.

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