Operating as an autonomous division of a significant UK food manufacturer, our client has created an enviable reputation for delivering fantastic food products to consumers who are literally chomping them up. As a result, the retailers have elevated the business to category partner and so to maintain these high standards the business requires a category manager to lead their team.
As part of a wider team you will operate across marketing and NPD to provide create category strategy and planning to support both sales and NPD development whilst leading and supporting a team. In conjunction with developing strategic direction you will be enabling the team to utilize insights from market trends, consumer insights and pricing architectures along with commercial changes taking place across this fast paced and dynamic market increase penetration. To achieve this, you will be working across multiple internal stakeholders in sales, NPD and Marketing whilst meeting with retailers on a weekly basis to develop new strategies for future growth.
You will be utilizing a variety of data sources such as Kantar, Neilson, Aimia and retail link. This will enable you to identify not just market trends but future opportunities that can be capitalised through your interaction with retail customers on a face to face basis. Influence and management of stakeholders will be a key success in the role both internal and externally.
With 5-10 years’ experience in a commercial category function this will provide an opportunity to develop your strategic thinking and thought process at board and exec level.
Interested? Forward an updated cv and salary details to Paul Nyman Consultancy who are managing the project exclusively and will be conducting initial interviews for the client through on line interviews in the first instance over the next 4 weeks.