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Category Manager

D R Newitt
South East England
up to circa £60k + package
Closing date
12 Feb 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Category Management, Marketing
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Job Details

If you are looking for the chance to work for a business that supply high-quality, chilled food into the major retailers and foodservice businesses in the UK please continue reading as my client are looking to recruit a new Category Manager
Our unique category insight has enabled us to identify market trends, positioning us as category leaders in a wide range of products. The Category Manager will lead the ongoing relationship with assigned customers, to provide a single point of contact. Able to work with various data sets, you will have the ability to spot trends and turn insights into action. 
Key Responsibilities
•    Build strong relationships with key customer contacts, with the aim of becoming the trusted Category Captain for your categories
•    Deliver best practice range review support, using customer and market data
•    Help the customer win with their shoppers via shopper research and demographic data
•    Advise on best practice space and merchandising solutions
•    Support our commercial team with promotional planning strategies
•    Support our commercial team to close distribution gaps
•    Support our NPD team with insight-based rationales for new product listings
•    Proactively investigate new trends and competitor activity within the customer and communicate these with our business
•    Support of the wider Insight team outside of assigned accounts when available

If you would like to find out more about this amazing business and opportunity please contact me at or call the office and ask to speak to Gareth Baerecke


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

Find Us
0131 226 5060
38 Melville Street
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