Category Manager – Discounters & Convenience

Location
Easy access to M4 - West London, Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Slough, Windsor, High Wycombe etc
Salary
£35-50k + Strong package from career employer
Posted
15 Nov 2018
Closes
15 Dec 2018
Ref
8/14697/7
Function
Marketing, Sales
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Category Manager - Discounters & Convenience

Branded & Private Label Food Business

Office location: Berkshire (expectation 3 days/week)

Salary & reward: £35-50k; £7k allowance; 10% bonus plus package

We are currently recruiting a hands-on customer facing Category Manager role for a leading South East based Career Employer! They are a major branded & private label food business with a number of instantly recognisable brands and are recognised for their strong employer brand. With multiple awards pinned on their collaborative, people focused and commitment to employee wellbeing & development this is truly a business that can offer both an immediate challenge but also long term career progression.

In fact, the role is vacant due to progression which is the latest example of career progression which is based upon merit not years served!

In the role you would be accountable for driving Category Engagement with a number of Convenience & Discounter customers to deliver long term sustainable Sales growth through Range, Space, Merchandising and Promotional recommendations. It is an environment that empowers; you will take full ownership for growing the Category with the customers, establishing yourself as a trusted, independent voice, but to also be mindful of the commercial landscape.

With a minimum of 12-24 months Category Insights experience within a retail or commercial environment as a Category Executive or Junior Category Manager, you’ll now ready for full Category Development Manager responsibility. We are also open and would be interested if you have been working within an associated area which would naturally transfer; National Accounts; Retail Buying or operating in one of the Continuous Data agencies looking for the client side move. What is key is you will have strong analytical capable of pulling out insights and be able to develop compelling category recommendations for the customer.

This is an office based role (c3 days a week) and would suit candidates in the following areas: Berkshire, Slough, Windsor, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Reading, Wokingham, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield and West London locations within easy reach of M4. The role is customer facing and you would typically average three retailer meetings per month.

If you are looking for a highly collaborative environment with real role challenge and an employer that is committed to developing you then look no further and please send your CV to recruitment@workwithseven.com Reference 8/14697/7 and for more roles please take a look at our website www.workwithseven.com/jobs/

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