Category Controller - Discounters & Convenience (12 Month FTC)

West Yorkshire, Leeds
21 Feb 2019
14 Mar 2019
Arla Foods Limited
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

We are currently looking to recruit a Category Controller aligned to our Discounter and Convenience customers on a 12 month fixed term contract. In this role you will be based at our head office in Leeds. This is a critical role working on a key growth area for Arla, where the right candidate will have full responsibility for the development and delivery of Arla's category development agenda. You will work collaboratively with the Customer Business Unit, Marketing and the other Category Controllers to ensure the key strategic opportunities for growth are identified, ensuring that these growth opportunities are fully delivered for the benefit of both these customers and ourselves whilst also ensuring our market leading customer service is delivered and maintained on a daily basis.

Within this role you will have line management responsibility for a team of category managers and will be expected to coach, develop and inspire the team. Tailoring Arla's Category strategies for total dairy and all dairy categories, ensuring that they are fully aligned to these customers' own corporate and departmental strategies, you will support the Customer Business Unit in the provision of actionable insight at an objective level whilst maximizing the value creation opportunity for Arla.

To be successful in this role you will have strong Category Management experience preferably in a category captain role. A strategic thinker with the ability to identify and process data trends and patterns, you will also be an expert user of Nielsen / IRI and Kantar databases and ideally retailer loyalty data systems. Highly self-motivated, commercially astute and results driven with outstanding attention to detail and accuracy, you will be an effective communicator who is capable of building strong working relationships.

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