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Category Manager

D R Newitt
North East England & Yorkshire
Closing date
23 Nov 2020

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Category Management, Marketing
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Job Details

  • Category Manager
  • Innovative & Growing food category
  • North East England & Yorkshire


The Company

Based at their office in the North East of England this organisation is a growing and exciting food manufacturer. With a strong UK presence, they offer multiple categories with own-label products to the retail sector.

The Role

This is a pivotal role to the business, as a Category Manager you will be responsible for creating the category strategy for all products across the major retailers and be indispensable in the business’s growth.

  • Providing the business with the market and category understanding plus insights to make informed strategic decision
  • Analysis, interpret and present data to the UK and European business & external customers
  • Working collaboratively across Marketing, Commercial and NPD teams
  • Working across Own Label & Branded

Skills Required

To be considered you will need:

  • Experience working in a Category focussed role for a FMCG, food or drink manufacturer
  • Exemplary IT and presentation skills both innovative and commercial
  • Experience of working with Neilson/IRI/Euro Monitor/Mintel data bases
  • Exemplary analytical and communication skills with strong influencing ability
  • Experience in presenting to major retailers
  • Also, highly beneficial if you can speak another language, ideally French, Dutch or Spanish!

In Return

This is great opportunity to become part of a driven company with great values and exceptional leadership. If successful, the salary available £30-£40K depending upon experience, this is ideally an office-based role but can be flexible. Travel will also be expected a few times a year.

Please apply now or for further information contact Nancy at D R Newitt on 0131 226 5060 or


D R Newitt are Food, Drink and FMCG recruitment specialists providing permanent and interim recruitment services: 

We offer Headhunting, Search & Selection and Advertising services across the following disciplines:
•    Sales
•    Marketing and Category
•    Executive
•    Supply Chain / Buying
•    Technical / Quality
•    NPD / Process / Development Chefs
•    Operations / Manufacturing
•    Engineering
•    HR and Finance

To enquire about a specific role or to have a confidential discussion about your career path, call or email us:

  • Edinburgh Office 0131 226 5060 
  • Manchester Office 0161 833 0181

Contact Us
  • 38 Melville Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 7HA
  • GB
  • 0131 226 5060
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