Category Manager

England, West Sussex, Chichester
03 Jan 2019
31 Jan 2019
Natures Way Foods Ltd
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Category Manager

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:

We are Lovers of the Leaf, Kings of Coleslaw, Fanatic about our Fruit and proud of our Stunning Salad Meals!

Our 4 centres of excellence have grown since 1994, and Natures Way Foods has a core foundation in the Chichester area, with over 1,200 dedicated individuals contributing to our success story.

We manufacture high quality, fresh products for the UKs leading supermarkets and restaurants and as an ever-evolving business we still have lots up our sleeve.

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

If you want to grow your career with a supportive manager, talented colleagues and a company that champions equal opportunities - Lettuce know!

Apply online or get in touch to have a confidential discussion about your career ambitions and how we can work with you to achieve them:

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