Category Manager – Bakery

Clear Edge Search & Selection Ltd
Excellent Salary + Package
Closing date
18 Sep 2020

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Marketing, Sales
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Category Manager – Bakery

Home based

Excellent Salary + Package


This is a great opportunity to join a leading, branded ambient food manufacturer in the UK, with a fantastic portfolio of products. The business has been tracking at over 15% growth year on year for the past four years. They supply into all the major retailers in the UK and have presence Internationally, with multiple NPD launches they are always seeking new opportunities to grow the business through different channels.

The role will report into the Head of Marketing and you will work closely with the other members of the marketing team; Senior Brand Manager, Marketing Manager and a Marketing Assistant.

Key Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Creating and developing long term category development plans
  • Identifying category development opportunities using key consumer data and insight
  • Develop category relationships with the retailers and ensure regular meetings with relevant buyers and marketing teams take place
  • Lead the range review process
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Sales & Marketing teams to maximise any sales opportunities
  • Maximising brand visibility in store

To be successful in the role you must:

  • Understand data systems: IRI, Kantar, Neilson
  • Have worked in a Category Manager role for at least 3 years
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Be able to work autonomously
  • Understand food trends
  • Degree educated

This role will suit someone that is working in a Category Manager role that would like to step into a more senior role, you must have experience of the FMCG industry. If you have the right skills and background to apply please send your CV to or call 01132 054970

In return for your hard work and dedication they will offer home working with no fixed requirement to be at their head office, with excellent benefits. If you know someone who could be interested in this opportunity, please feel free to pass on my details and ask them to call the office for more details.


Clear Edge are an executive search and selection business, specialising in roles from middle management to Board level in FMCG and Retail sectors.

Recruiting high-calibre professionals across:

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Operations, Technical & Supply Chain
  • Retail

Genuine experts in your sector:

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Health, Beauty & Household Products
  • Consumer Durables

Our specialist consultants take a highly pro-active approach on behalf of their clients and candidates, with total commitment to service and results. Using our extensive market knowledge, unrivalled network of contacts and modern day recruitment techniques, we're here to give you the clear edge over the competition.

Contact Us
  • Lister House
  • Lister Hill
  • Leeds
  • LS18 5AZ
  • GB
  • 0113 2054970
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