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Category Manager | Chilled Food | Home Based

England, Kent
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
18 May 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Category Management
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Category Manager | Chilled Food | Home Based
Are you an experienced category manager with a background in the food sector? Do you know what it's like to serve the major food retailers with category data and a plan to make the most of the opportunities in the market? If so, we want to hear from you.


About Our Client
Our client is a leading manufacturer of fresh/chilled food. They supply the major UK food retailers, discounters and foodservice markets with a variety of products. They have a great reputation for quality and service levels and have built real, collaborative relationships with their customers. They have multiple locations across the UK, each with state of the art facilities that have seen significant investment. Our client is committed to delivering products that add value to their customers and consumers.

About the Role
This role will focus on the category relationship for our clients' Asda business as well as some other smaller retail accounts. You will utilise your category and data experience to drive relationships and make the most of any commercial opportunities within the customer. You will be adept at using Excel and know how to make the most of data from Kantar, Dunnhumby etc as well as retailer systems (ideally retail link). You will use these skills to ensure our client and their customers are reaching their target market, increasing market share and creating the best possible range of products in a very fast-paced and short shelf-life product environment. You will work very closely with the NPD, Commercial teams and other internal stakeholders to deliver the best options for the business and customers.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have a proven category background in a food retailer/food retail supplier. You will be dynamic and able to work at a real pace. You will be a strong communicator and be able to stand on your own two feet and be self-assured. You will be able to problem-solve and work closely with internal/external teams to deliver. You will have experience in working with retailer systems. Being able to mine data from Kantar, Dunnhumby and POS providers to create a sales story and category argument based on numbers and data will be imperative to this role. You will be able to present to retailers and show your passion for food and their customers.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have held previous roles as a category manager within the food industry supplying the major retailers. You will need to have experience with Kantar data and be able to show your ability to turn this into a category plan to deliver commercial results. You will be home-based but willing to travel to sites within the business 1-2 days a week plus customers. Someone based in the South East or North West would therefore be advantageous

Application Process
Our client wants to fill this role ASAP and will likely move quickly for the right person. The process will include two stages and a presentation/task involving category data.

How To Apply
If this sounds like you, please click apply now. To discuss the role in more detail please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM13325


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
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