Category Manager

Greencore Group
Closing date
10 Mar 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Category Management, Marketing

Job Details

Why Greencore?

You may not have heard of us, but we’re sure you’ve tried our products. We’re a vibrant, fast-paced leading food manufacturer. Employing 12,200 colleagues across 16 world-class manufacturing sites and 18 distribution depots across the UK. We supply all the UK’s food retailers with everything from Sandwiches, soups and sushi to cooking sauces, pickles and ready meals.

What you'll be doing

To become a trusted advisor for our customer base by following the category management process to utilise customer and consumer data, to shape strategic recommendations and action plans to improve category performance and deliver on joint business plan targets.

  • Build, analyse and interpret category reports to generate actionable insight which will improve business and customer category performance
  • Utilise category insight from multiple data sources (internal company and retailer data, continuous data providers and broader market intelligence) to create strategies and plans which utilise the appropriate marketing mix to respond to the current category performance
  • Present category recommendations to category peers within the customer organisation to influence their decision-making to adopt the strategies and plans
  • Follow the retailers’ cycles of the category marketing process to ensure that all plans have been correctly assessed, approved and implemented
  • Manage the ongoing category relationship with the customer to provide a single point of contact to ensure consistency of communication
  • Work with commercial team to feed in category plans enabling joined up/aligned and meaningful customer plans to be created
  • Build extensive networks across merchandising, supply chain, marketing, store ops etc to speed decision-making/action implementation
  • Input into process (from insight) from identifying opportunities through to developing shopper-led selling stories
  • Develop a two to three-year vision and a roadmap of specific action for the categories

What we’re looking for

  • Understanding of the retail environment/marketplace
  • Understanding of the principles and tools of category management
  • Strong data manipulation and Excel skills, with a keen eye on attention to detail. Be able to identify where data has changed, and explain why
  • Ability to prepare and deliver effective and action-led presentations
  • Graduate calibre
  • Previous customer-facing role
  • Previous category management and strategy experience desirable
  • Experience of retailer data systems is desirable for this role

If this sounds like you join us, grow with Greencore and be a part of driving our future success

What you’ll get in return

  • Competitive salary and job-related benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension up to 8% matched
  • Company share save scheme
  • Greencore Qualifications
  • Exclusive Greencore employee discount platform

Throughout your time at Greencore, you will be supported with on the job training and development opportunities to further your career.


Greencore Group is a leading international manufacturer of convenience foods. Our ambition doesn't stop at being the world’s largest sandwich producer; we’re looking for passionate, talented people who can help us to drive our future success. People who innovate, create, lead and inspire. We set the bar high, and expect that our people do too.

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