Senior Category & Commercial Planning Manager

South East England
c£60k Plus Car Allowance, 15% Bonus and benefits
02 Oct 2019
02 Nov 2019
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type
  • Senior Category & Commercial Planning Manager (2 directs reports)
  • South East Office based c3days, 2 days WFH or Customer HQ
  • Salary & reward c£60k + 15% Bonus, Car and Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to join a category leading food & drink business where their hero brand holds number 1 status within their sub-category and the business has been active bringing new brands to market in 2019. Due to a promotion we are looking for a Senior Category & Commercial Planning Manager to provide strategic direction for the development of the brands, business including identification of new opportunities.

As Senior Category & Commercial Planning Manager you would managing a team (2 direct reports) and have a high level of influence over Sales & Category Strategy and Commercial Planning for the UK business and influence Global thinking. You will drive their overall Commercial Agenda including Category, Pricing, Promotional, Pack/Price Strategy, Perfect Store and NPD Commerciality across the business. Naturally this role will have a high-level exposure to the Senior Leadership team and will be an integral role to the overall UK Business delivering against their ambitious growth plans. 

This Senior Category & Commercial Planning Manager role is a challenging role that requires outstanding leadership and influencing skills across a broad spectrum of stakeholders. We would expect you be proven in a commercial role such as Category Development, Commercial Strategy (MS&P or RGM), Commercial Planning within a manufacturer environment or possibly held Buying roles but now looking to switch into a strategic supplier side role. We need leadership experience and a great eye for the commercials, identify new opportunities and a talent for influencing & engaging others.

From a ways of working perspective for this Senior Category & Commercial Planning Manager role;  expectations are to be in the office c3 days per week; typically with 1 day with a customer and 1 from home (some weeks will be 2 WFH). The office is based in the South East within the Kent, Sussex, Surrey, South London catchment area. 

If you are looking for a high profile Senior Category & Commercial Planning Manager role in a highly collaborative environment with an employer that is committed to developing you then look no further and please send your CV to Reference 8/15486/7 and for more roles please take a look at our website 

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