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Category & Shopper Manager

Santa Maria
Office-based role in Milton Keynes, with flexibility to work at home under our Hybrid working philosophy
£Competitive + bonus and benefits
Closing date
31 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Category Management, Marketing, Sales
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Category & Shopper Manager 

Office based in Milton Keynes


The main target of this role is to analyse and develop category support plans across OOH & Retail by taking a holistic view of sales and brand performance metrics and building compelling propositions to support our brand presence and growth. The role has a strong focus on OOH ( Foodservice) , food industry, Key restaurants as well as Retail. The Category Manager is the first point of contact in terms of portfolio or brand development/amendment needs for central and local marketing organisations. In addition, the role requires shopper support where needed (most likely selective retail).
Ideal candidate

Experience & knowledge: 

•    Minimum 3 years of working experience related to retail or OOH trade: e.g. as Sales Support, Marketing or as Category Analyst in OOH/FMCG/Industry, or from a retailer. 
•    Some shopper experience desirable, such as campaign development, implementation and ROI- where required.
•    Proven track record of commercial business analysis and the impact of such research (ROI) on commercial business decisions/ways of working. 

This role would suit an experienced Category Manager looking for a new challenge within a forward-thinking business with exciting growth plans.

Benefits & details:

•    Ideally, this will be an office-based role with the flexibility to work at home under our Hybrid working philosophy. The role will involve visits to customers when required.
•    Salary is dependent on experience with bonus opportunity and broader package.
•    Opportunity to be part of a fast-growing business and growth-oriented commercial team
•    Commitment to training & development

Cv's will be sent to our retained consultant Neil Rogers at Morgan Philips Uk Ltd.


Santa Maria is the leading seasoning brand on the Nordic market. Our product categories are Tex Mex, Spices, BBQ, Asia, India and Street Food. Santa Maria constantly provides the best in spices and exciting seasonings from around the world, from the raw ingredients to the kitchens of home and professional chefs.

Our way of thinking

We believe good taste is more than just the culinary experience in itself. It is also equally about taking responsibility for people and the environment.

Only the best is good enough and we never compromise on taste. This is our promise to you. It is also natural for us to integrate sustainability thinking into everything we do. Our continued success is based on the well-being of the environment and the people in our value chain. Our business is strongly tied to raw materials that come from all over the world. Therefore our responsibility extends from the fields where our raw materials grow all the way to your kitchen.

Our values

Our work at Santa Maria, part of Paulig Group is based on three values: Stay Curious, Grow Together and Strive for Excellence. Our values are the foundation for everything we do. They form the compass for our sustainability work and the basis for our ethical principles, the code of conduct which describes our approach in matters concerning ethics and responsibility. They guide us in conducting our business in a way that we can be proud of

Our ethical principles:

• We avoid conflicts of interest
• We exceed consumers’ expectations
• We foster a responsible way of sourcing
• We care for the environment
• We respect people
• We build trust

Take a deeper look into who we are by visiting our website

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