Category Exec | Fresh Food

Up to £30k + Progression
02 Nov 2018
30 Nov 2018
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Fantastic opportunity within the Category team of an innovative, fast-paced food business. Are you a category exec or a graduate interested in getting into the food industry? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

About our Client:
Our client is a very large food producer supplying the top grocery multiples, discounters and other markets. They offer first class training and development, a friendly competitive culture and lots of opportunities to progress your career. As part of a larger group, they have sites across the UK. They are very established and extremely well regarded by their customers. Despite being a very large business all members of the team are available to help with any issues or concerns, making it feel like more of a family run business to work for. The team has a very work hard, play hard mentality and this role will best suit someone who is very driven and hungry to progress their career.

About the Role:
We are seeking a talented and commercially minded graduate or category executive who is looking to develop in an exciting job dealing with a top 4 retailer. In the future you will have the opportunity to get to manage a specific segment of the category and will have ownership over this. You will develop into a customer facing role and will start off by supporting the category manager. Day-to-day you will be out visiting the major supermarkets and discounters keeping a track of all trends, prices and promotions etc. You will also be exposed to category data and trained on how to identify commercial opportunities within the market. This is a very fast paced environment and precision is essential, small mistakes can cost the business millions of pounds. This role is all about delivering commercial results and supporting the team to deliver business growth with the major supermarkets. Some travel required. If you're willing to work hard, put in the hours and work your way up this is a VERY rewarding career path.

The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will come from a food background. You will be commercial minded and good with numbers. An interest in food and where the food in the supermarkets comes from would also be of benefit. You will have a real can-do attitude, be a committed team player and be hungry to drive your career forward. The culture of the business lends itself to a bright and bubbly personality and someone with a good sense of humour.

Minimum Requirements:
To be considered for this role, as an absolute minimum, you must be very driven and willing to work very hard.

Our client is open on salary depending on experience but has an upper limit of £30k with real opportunities for progression and a career path to big money roles.

Application Process:
To discuss this role in more detail, submit your application or have a confidential chat please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM10984

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